Documentary on Land rights and Urban Farming Struggles in West Africa

On Thursday the 16th of May at 6pm there will be a screening of Uprooted, (duration 30 minutes) a film made by Wittika Chaplet about the community gardens in Bolomakote, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. 

“In Burkina Faso, a country that struggles with unemployment and emigration, two neighbourhoods in the center of Burkina's second capital have been providing for their city for over a century with urban farming. Today, in the midst of rising insecurity, their gardens are threatened.”

The film will be accompanied by a discussion and Wittika will be present to answer questions. It will take place at Future Fashion DUMBO, which is a sustainable retail gallery featuring four incredible designers.

This event is free and open to the public.

52 Bridge st, Brooklyn, NY