Invisible Work: Why Women Farmers Resist Brazil’s Ban on Artisanal Cheese
When researchers get immersed in communities, their work helps make women’s work visible. In Brazil’s Seara region, Inês Gasparin Müller and Claudette Finger were shocked to see their traditional raw-milk cheese thrown away at a regional contest. The problem? It’s considered illegal. Seara’s artisanal cheesemakers are now getting support to claim their right to a long culinary tradition.
The footage was collected by scientists working side by side with communities around the globe, supported by the Swiss Programme for Research on Issues for Development (r4d programme), an initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss National Science Foundation.
The r4d programme mobilizes the scientific community to support global development with their knowledge, creativity and innovative solutions.
More information on the r4d programme: https://www.r4d.ch/en
Video by: Anita Makri & Minos Papas Based on the r4d Digital Storytellers Project, produced by Paititi Lab, Sonja Schenkel, https://paititi-lab.org/
Videography: Adriana Bessa
Assitant Editors: Hiran Balasuriya & Mike Charalambous
Music by: Tao Zervas
Dialog Mix: Ben Wong
Translation: Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade, Marianna Limas
Stock media provided by: Leonardo Mercon / Ajdin Kamber / Funkyman2009 / Brastock / FixerBrazil / Pond5
A Cyprian Films, New York production for the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme)