Silent Land. The Fight for Fair Food

Terra silenziosa. La lotta per il cibo giusto
by Jan Van Den Berg Netherlands 2016 75'

After the murderous regime of Pol Pot drove millions of people to death, when all property rights fell to the state, it was easy for smart entrepreneurs to acquire the rights over vast estates. Mong Reththy, one of the richest men in the country, built an empire in agricultural production by applying modern, large-scale agricultural techniques. But next to the power of large companies is the instance of small farmers, like young courageous Moon, who wants to continue to grow her own organic rice. Four hard years of study, discussion and struggle to find a solution towards the creation of an agricultural cooperative in her village and resist the agribusinesses.After the screening, meeting with Sandra van den Berg


Jan Van Den Berg



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26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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