Matthias Kispert’s 30-minute documentary The Social Life of Food: Movements for Justice & Local Resilience will be screened at the London Conference in Critical Thought at the University of Greenwich, London. Registration for the conference is free and can be booked via this link

The film features interviews with a number of London-based initiatives involved in non-capitalist food provision:  

Sutton Community Farm works along agroecological principles, which include respect for the land and all its inhabitants, and concern for the social ecologies that the farm works within. The farm is operated as a community benefit society, funded by community shareholders who collectively own the farm. 

Leytonstone Community Fridge distributes surplus food that would otherwise go to landfill to anyone who visits the fridge during its opening hours. The fridge is part of a countrywide network of similar initiatives, working to reduce food waste and filling a need arising from growing levels of food poverty. 

The Gleaners is vegan, pay-what-you-can cafe and restaurant in Walthamstow that is run as a cooperative. Situated in the social ecology of The Hornbeam Centre, The Gleaners cook fresh meals from surplus food and are motivated by principles of mutual aid, care, intersectionality and economic justice.