Film festival to help provide a nest egg for African communities – UQ News


A Brisbane film festival showcasing stories of Africa will help protect chickens and livelihoods through the work of an international foundation supported by The University of Queensland.

The Australian Festival of African Film Brisbane will be held at the Princess Theatre on Saturday 12 May, with funds going to the future of the festival in Queensland and the Kyeema Foundation (KYEEMA) – which improves food and nutrition security as well as living standards in vulnerable communities, primarily through village poultry production.

UQ veterinarian graduate and KYEEMA program manager Dr Eliza Smith said few Australians would understand the importance of the humble backyard chicken to African livelihood.

“These birds are a crucial building block in the nutritional and economic stability of…

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