Film Festival “Perspectives on Pastoralism”


The Film Festival ‘Perspectives on Pastoralism’ aims to deepen understanding of how diverse people across the world gain their livelihoods from extensive livestock production.

The relationships of pastoralist people and animals and their food production systems reflect an intimate intertwining of culture, economy and ecology, in harsh environments such as drylands and mountainous regions. In such environments, mobility of animals plays a key role.

Short films of multiple genres – spanning documentary, narrative and experimental – made by pastoralists and/or about pastoralists offer different insights into issues important to pastoralists.

This event is organised by the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), of which Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium is the focal point since 2019, in collaboration with the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) and Agrecol, Association for AgriCulture & Ecology.

Practical information

  • When? Tuesday 15 October
  • Where? Cinéma Nova, rue d’Arenberg 3, 1000 Brussels
  • Reservation : compulsory registration here (free)
  • Programme
    • 18:30 – Welcome drink
    • 19:30 – Introduction and start of the projections (7 short films)
    • 20:30 – Intermission
    • 21:00 – Second half of the projections (3 short films)

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The Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) is an informal advocacy coalition of European organisations, groups and experts working in partnership with pastoralist organisations, groups, and experts in Eastern Africa. They collaborate to encourage their governments in Europe and Africa and the EU to explicitly recognise and support pastoralism and pastoralists in the drylands of Eastern Africa. Since 2013, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium has been focal point of the Coalition.