Please join us, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and WildAid for a brownbag discussion with internationally acclaimed filmmaker and activist Jian Yi. Jian Yi and his team are working with Brighter Green to build a Good Food Academy – a groundbreaking project in China’s fledgling food activism movement. He’ll share a clip of his short documentary, “Six Years On,” about the dramatic shifts in China’s meat production, and lead a discussion on current trends in China’s food system and the growing power of agribusiness (including big Western brands). We’ll talk about how we can hold big agribusiness companies accountable for the impacts of their meat and palm oil supply chains.
Where: RAN office – 425 Bush St. Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94108
When: Monday October 3, 2017 12:30-1:30pm
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 9/29 COB.
Jian Yi is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker whose documentary and narrative films have won international awards and shown across the globe, including at New York’s MoMA, Venice Biennial and numerous university campuses. He serves on film festival juries, mentors at workshops such as the Talent Camp South Asia, speaks at Apple Store Artists’ Talks, TEDx, and various museums and campuses. Jian has worked with Apple Inc., the Carter Center, the Goethe Institute, Asia Society, Yale University, etc., on many different projects, and has directed What’s For Dinner?, China’s first documentary on meat consumption and its costs. Jian Yi and his team are working with Brighter Green to build the Good Food Academy, a groundbreaking project in China’s fledgling food activism movement. He is also the founder of IFChina, one of the country’s earliest participatory projects on collecting social memories.
Jian Yi is a Yale World Fellow (2009), an Open Society Fellow (2010), an India-China Fellow (2008-2010), an Asian Cultural Council grantee (2008), a visiting fellow at Cambridge University and a delegate to Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders’ Summit (2011). He got his MAs in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame (1998) and in International Journalism from the Beijing Broadcasting Institute (1999).