Doing the Business 2012 - 27 November - Canned Dreams
18:11, 27 November 12
Our 10th Doing the Business season continues at the Broadway cinema, Nottingham on Tuesday November 27. Screening on consecutive Tuesdays at 6.00pm, each film has been chosen with a speaker who will also provide the introduction.
The season continues with Canned Dreams chosen and introduced by Alison Ward.
A simple can of ravioli propels this spectacular 30,000-kilometre, eight-country journey through all phases of food production and the far flung sources of international ingredients. A dream-like voyage with glimpses of disconcerting realities, the story begins with a single mother toiling in one of the biggest open pit mines in Brazil and ends on the shelf of a grocery store in Finland. Along the way, the workers whose calloused hands mine, raise and harvest each ingredient reveal their dreams and hopes. Sumptuous photography and impressive sound design make an eloquent statement about our modern, globalized world, making us aware of the hundreds of invisible people who prepare the food we eat every day.
Alison Ward works as Sustainability advisor to businesses and NGOs, she was formerly Associate Director Global Public Policy (Sustainability) at Kraft Foods and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cadbury. At Cadbury she was responsible for the corporate responsibility agenda for the company leading on key programmes including: investing in cocoa sustainability through the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership and Cadbury Dairy Milk Fairtrade; the company’s environmental commitments called Purple Goes Green and Community Investment. Alison joined Cadbury from a UK trade association and has extensive experience on corporate and brand reputation management having worked for many years for communications consultancy Hill & Knowlton on UK and international food strategies.
Other films in the series included:
The Revenge of the Electric Car (November 6), chosen and introduced by former MP and environmental campaigner Alan Simpson. The documentary, an uplifting sequel to the Chris Paine’s earlier documentary Who Killed the Electric Car follows four people’s battle to change one of the world’s biggest industries.
The Flaw (November 13), the latest film to explore the credit bubble that led to the banking crisis, takes its title from Alan Greenspan's airy remark that there was a ‘flaw’ in world capitalism. This film will be introduced by Philip Augur, a British author and a former Group Managing Director at Schroders plc. He is best known for his books on finance and writes regularly for the Financial Times and other publications. He was a member of the cross-party Future of Banking Commission chaired by David Davies MP in 2010 and the same year advised the Scottish Parliament's inquiry into the banking crisis.
Shadows of Liberty (November 20), a documentary by Jean-Philippe Tremblay, examines how corporate control shapes the news agenda in the U.S. This film will be introduced by Jeremy Moon, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and the founding Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at Nottingham University Business School.