Past Screening Dates and Locations – 2015

Special screening event in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ScreeningWednesday September 16, Cape Town
Hosts: Brighter Green, Beauty Without Cruelty (South Africa), Compassion in World Farming, and the Labia Theatre
Co-hosts: Fry’s Foods, Pan African Animal Welfare Alliance, and While You Were Sleeping
Time: 18:15
Venue: Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa
Activities: What’s For Dinner? screening and discussion
Guests: Caroline Wimberly (Brighter Green program associate), Tozie Zokufa (Pan African Animal Welfare Alliance), and Tony Gerrans (Compassion in World Farming).
RSVP: Event is open to the public. Tickets are R45 at the theatre.

Details Forthcoming (Beijing)


Special screening event in China, Fish Café

Fish Cafe Screening EventSunday May 24, Beijing
Hosts: Fish Trip, Brighter Green, VegPlanet
Time: 19:00
Venue: Fish Café, 2/F Times Fortune 8, Jia No.6 ShuGuangXiLi, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Activities: What’s For Dinner? and Vegucated screening and discussion
Guests: Jian Yi, director of What’s For Dinner?, Hazel Zhang, VegPlanet founder, and Wanqing Zhou, Brighter Green Associate
RSVP: Event is open to the public.

DePaul University, Irwin W. Steans Center

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Thursday April 16, Chicago, Illinois
Host: Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-based Learning and Community Service Studies
Partner: Brighter Green
Time: 18:00
Venue: McGowan South, Lecture Hall Room 108, DePaul University. 1110 W. Belden Ave, Chicago, Illinois
Guests: Jian Yi, director of What’s For Dinner?, Mia MacDonald, executive producer of What’s For Dinner?, and Professor Howard Rosing, executive director of the Steans Center at DePaul University.
RSVP: Event is free and open to the public.

50th International Festival of Science Documentary Films Academia Film Olomouc (AFO50)

AFO50 LogoThursday April 16, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Category: Short Films Competition (one of 16 films selected out of 170 applicants)
Time: 22:00
Venue: Theatre Hall at Palacký University Olomouc (UP) Konvikt, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Fee: Admission is free, but registration is required here.

Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame

Kroc Institute
Wednesday April 15, South Bend, Indiana
Host: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Distinguished Alumni Award Committee
Time: 19:00
Venue: Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Guests: Jian Yi, director of What’s For Dinner? and Super, Girls! receiving the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Kroc Institute
RSVP: Register for free tickets to a screening of What’s For Dinner? followed by Super, Girls! here.

A Well-Fed World Global Food Sustainability Conference at VegFest UK Brighton

vegfest_uk_brighton_2015_logoSunday March 29, Brighton
Sponsor: A Well-Fed World
Time: 13:00
Venue: Brighton Centre, King’s Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2GR
Fee: Entry is £5 (day) / £8 (weekend) for adults and free for children under 16 when purchased in advance. Tickets purchased at the gate are £8 (day).

The Ethics of What We Eat: Changing Food Systems in the U.S. and China

bu_event_031915Thursday March 19, Boston
Host: Boston University Center for the Study of Asia
Time: 18:00
Venue: Boston University College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 101
Moderator: Benjamin Siegel, Assistant Professor of History at Boston University
Guests: Mia MacDonald, executive director of Brighter Green and producer of What’s For Dinner?, and Alex Blanchette, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University
Schedule: What’s For Dinner? screening and discussion
RSVP: Event is free and open to the public. More information on this Facebook event page.

University of Oxford Premiere

chew_oxford_logoMonday February 16, Oxford
Organizer: China’s Health, Environment and Welfare (CHEW) Research Group at the University of Oxford
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Gillese-Badun Room, McCall MacBain Graduate Centre, Wadham College, University of Oxford
Guests: Mia MacDonald (Executive Producer of What’s For Dinner?) and Isabel Hilton OBE (CEO and Editor of China Dialogue)
RSVP: Please join the CHEW Facebook event for more information. Event is free and open to the public.

2015 Vegetarian Food Asia Expo

2015 Vegetarian Food Asia LogoFriday February 6 and Saturday February 7, Hong Kong
Organizer: Inspire Advertising & Marketing Ltd.
Principal Partner: Baobab Tree Event Management Company Limited
Time: 13:00 (both days)
Venue: Hall 5F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Guest: Jian Yi, director of What’s For Dinner?
RSVP: Admission is open to the public for HK$10 on Saturday (Feb. 7), but please register here. Thursday and Friday (Feb. 5-6) admittance is restricted to trade buyers.

Minding Animals Conference 3

Minding Animals 3Friday January 16, New Delhi
Organizers: Minding Animals International, Inc. (MAI), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
Sponsors: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society International (HSI), and World Animal Protection
About: MAI has been designed to improve the status of nonhuman animals and alleviate nonhuman animal exploitation by facilitating research and discourse among scholars, students, artists, activists, advocates (and members of the general population) in the transdisciplinary field of animal studies. MAI’s main objectives are to further the development of nonhuman animal studies internationally and to help establish legal and moral protections for nonhuman animals. The conference runs January 13-20, 2015.
Time: 10:00
Venue: Auditorium 2, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Mehrauli Road, Near Munirka, New Delhi, Delhi 110067, India)
RSVP: Registration details here.

Past Screening Dates and Locations – 2014

New York University Earth Matter’s Screening

bg_em_112014_event_flierThursday November 20, Manhattan
Co-Hosts: Brighter Green and Earth Matters NYU
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Venue: New York University, Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 406
Guests: Jian Yi, director, and Mia MacDonald, executive producer of What’s For Dinner? and Marisa Miller Wolfson, writer/director/editor of Vegucated
Schedule: What’s For Dinner? screening, followed by Skype Q&A with director Jian Yi, Vegucated screening, followed by Q&A with director Marisa Miller Wolfson
RSVP: Free, seats are first come, first serve. Vegan Chinese food will be served.


Yale Club of Beijing

Monday October 20, Beijing
Time: 19:00
Venue: A restored courtyard house near the Forbidden City (see e-ticket for details)
RSVP: E-tickets available here, RMB75 (Space is limited!)
Schedule: Drinks and small bites will be served when room opens at 19:00; panel will begin promptly at 19:30
Description: Consisting three Yale World Fellows, Zhang Jingjing, John Haffner and Jian Yi, the panel will discuss the environmental issues raised in the film and beyond and share their perspectives on China’s environmental future. Michael Cappello, Director of the Yale World Fellows Program, who will be traveling to Beijing, will also join the panel and speak about the Program. Yale Club Advisor, Al Beebe, will moderate the event. During the Q&A session, guests are welcome to discuss with the panel questions regarding China’s environment or the Yale World Fellows Program.

VegFest UK London 2014 Programme


Saturday September 27 & Sunday September 28, London
Cinema Program Sponsor: Great Food UK
Time: Both days at 15:45 (Ground Floor)
Venue: Olympia West at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX
Fee: Entry is £10 for adults and free for children under 16 when purchased in advance
Facilities open at 11:00 AM, more information here.

Climate Convergence, New York City

Saturday September 20, Manhattanclimate_convergence_logo
Workshop: Visual Realities of Climate Change: Food, Communities, and Landscapes
Organizer: Brighter Green
Time: 10:45 – 12:15, Video Room
Venue: Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces (MoRUS) at 155 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
RSVP: Suggested donation of $20, which can be made by registering for the conference here
This workshop is part of a series of panels and workshops on Saturday September 20 called the Climate Convergence, part of New York City’s Climate Week, organized by System Change Not Climate Change.

For more information on past screenings, visit the China Tour page to learn about the premiere of the film and subsequent screenings in China during the summer of 2014.