Brazil's Landless Movement: Documentary Film and Talk


Contributed by Jennifer Jolly

Please join Ithaca College's Latin American Studies Program for two events with our guest Dr. Andreas Hernandez of Marymount Manhattan College.  Both events on Thursday, February 27th are open to the public.

Classroom Talk
Thursday, Feb 27, 4:00-5:15
Friends 302

Prof. Hernandez will give a public talk in a class on Politics of Development about the relationship between the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) and the Brazilian government under Presidents Lula and Dilma Roussef of the Workers' Party (PT). The movement has been critical of many of the policies of this leftist party.

Documentary and discussion
"Soil Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement"
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7-9 pm.
Textor 101, Ithaca College

This film is the story of a cooperative of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) in the South of Brazil, which struggled for access to land and then transitioned to ecological agriculture, or agroecology. This MST cooperative is demonstrating the possibility of an alternative model of flourishing rural life, which provides thriving livelihoods for farmers, produces high quality and low cost food for the region, and rehabilitates the earth. 60 minutes, Q&A with filmmaker to follow.

 Dr. Hernandez's visit to Ithaca is sponsored by CUSLAR and Ithaca College's Latin American Studies program, with further support from the IC Politics Department, and the Cornell University Latin American Studies Program.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jennifer Jolly at or (607) 274-1254. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.