Food security, revolution and hope


More than 100 people filled Leichhardt’s Palace Cinema on November 24 for the Sydney premiere screening of Growing Change: A Journey Inside Venezuela’s Food Revolution.

The documentary, made by filmmaker and solidarity activist Simon Cunich, examines the global food crisis that leaves hundreds of millions of people in hunger and is rapidly depleting the soil fertility on which long-term food security depends.

It tells the story of one of the most exciting experiments in the world to turn this around: revolutionary Venezuela’s efforts to develop a food system based on equity, democracy and ecological sustainability, which is showing what’s possible when people, not corporations, start to take control of food.

For information about future screenings of Growing Change around Australia, visit the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network website. To order copies of the film, email

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