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Image from documentary "When Tomatoes Met Wagner"

Ciné-ONU presents


A film by Marianna Economou


Sunday, 29 August at 11 a.m.

Cinérama Empire, 72 rue de Carouge, Geneva

In Elias, rural Greece, two cousins seek to revitalize their village and its 33 inhabitants by developing their organic tomato business. Using Wagner's compositions and traditional Greek music, Alexandros and Christos want to create an optimal environment for growing their organic tomatoes by playing music over speakers in the fields. It is a source of amusing anecdotes and a warm approach to the people of Elias, especially the elderly women who help prepare the tomatoes. It's a humorous, bittersweet film that reflects the triumphs and struggles of sustainable small businesses.

 Organized to coincide with the City of Geneva's Festi'Terroir*, a large farmer's market that highlights local agriculture, organic production
and direct sales from producer to consumer. At
 parc des Bastions from 27-29 August.



After the screening, join us for the discussion on "Sustainable agriculture: how small initiatives can produce big results for our planet's health", with: 

Patricia Bideau, President, Association MA-Terre

Willy Cretegny, organic winemaker

Lorena Jaramillo Castro, BioTrade Initiative, UNCTAD

Moderator  Rhéal LeBlanc, UN Information Service




Organized by the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, with the support of:

The Permanent Mission of Greece

Genève, Ville de Goût

Centre d'accueil de la Genève internationale (CAGI)


About Ciné ONU

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From Yann Arthus Bertrand’s epic film Human to Alfonso Cuarón’s magnificient Roma, Ciné ONU Geneva uses the power of film to shine a light on the United Nations’ work and foster understanding about gender equality, human rights, humanitarian aid, health, reconciliation and peace, and many other issues.

An initiative of the United Nations Information Service, Ciné ONU Geneva holds these free film screenings regularly and invites the public at large for a discussion afterwards with panelists from the United Nations, civil society, academia, Member States and others.

Our aim is to raise awareness of UN priorities and activities and strengthen the profile of International Geneva, and we often do this in partnership with UN agencies, permanent missions or other partners. Ciné ONU Geneva is pleased to rely on the support of the Centre d’accueil de la Genève internationale (CAGI).

Ciné ONU was originally launched by the United Nations Regional Information Centre in Brussels in 2007. Since then, screenings are regularly organized in New York, Lisbon, London, Vienna and other cities. In Geneva, Ciné ONU was launched in 2014.

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Admission is free but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.