The video "The Feminist Economy: learning with the women farmers" has just been released on YouTube.The video is produced by SOF Sempreviva Feminist Organization, in partnership with RAMA - Agroecological Network of Women Farmers of Barra do Turvo.
The video shows the Feminist Economy based on the contributions from women of the feminist and agroecological movement, from communities and quilombos of Barra do Turvo, a county in Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo. The Feminist Economy is presented as a daily construction in women's lives. It is also a political project to be pursued to organize society as a whole, articulating the dimensions of the work in agriculture, agroecology, community organization, food sovereignty, reproduction of life and the feminist movement.
In the video, the women farmers talk about the transformations that collective organization has caused in their lives in many aspects, from changes in the way they perceive themselves individually to the construction of a collective subject. "For me, it helped a lot because I didn't talk, I didn't leave home, I made up stories so I wouldn't go to the meeting when it started. It changed a lot for me. It was great meeting people, talking, learning to talk, right? It changed a lot in my life, for the better," says Aparecida dos Santos, one of those interviewed during the video.
The sustainability of life is the focus of the Feminist Economy, and for this, it is necessary to build alternatives and transform the structure of society. Food sovereignty is part of this process, as Nilce Pontes, a farmer and leader of CONAQ, points out. " For me, it is to say, as a quilombola, that food security and food sovereignty has a lot to do with our way of life, with the way we relate to the land. And how we relate this territorial security with healthy eating.
For us, this is a complex relationship: the way we experience it, the way we interact, and the way we produce healthy and adequate food that guarantees food sovereignty as quilombola women, as black women".
The video is available on SOF YouTube in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.
Link for the video in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a99zGQqHtRw&feature=youtu.be
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