Yale Club of Beijing: What’s for Dinner? — Documentary screening and panel discussion on China’s growing meat consumption and its environmental impacts

Monday, October 20th at 7pm

Directed by Yale World Fellow, JIAN Yi, What’s For Dinner? is a short documentary that provides a unique look into the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China and the increasing industrialization of agriculture. Through interactions with people across Chinese society, the film examines the impacts this big shift in food production and consumption is having on sustainability, public health, food security, climate change, and animal welfare.   Website: www.wfdinner.com
Consisting three Yale World Fellows, the panel will discuss the environmental issues raised in the film and beyond and share their perspective 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.


ZHANG Jingjing
Committed to justice and strengthening the rule of law, Zhang Jingjing is one of China’s leading environmental lawyers. She has won milestone cases in the Chinese courts, including the biggest successful environmental class action suit in China, against a chemical company that discharged toxic substances in Fujian Province in 2005.  She was then called China’s Erin Brockovich, and now is focusing on environmental problems caused by Chinese direct  investment overseas.
John Haffner
Based in Beijing, John Haffner is founder and president of Haffner Group Ltd,. a Hong Kong boutique consultancy focused on the cleantech and resources sectors. He is also the author of a series for Policy Innovations profiling environmental leaders in China.
JIAN Yi is an independent filmmaker and culture activist working between Beijing and Jiangxi.  His documentary and narrative films have won international awards and been shown to audience around the world.  JIAN founded IFChina Original Studio in Ji’an/Mt. Jinggangshan region in 2009, to spread documentary practices to small towns and villages.  He is most interested in topics related unofficial history, religion, globalization, education and the environment.

Event Info

Date:   Monday, October 20, 2014
Time:  7pm (Drinks and small bites will be served when room opens at 7:00pm; panel will begin promptly at 7:30pm)
Cost:    RMB 75 per person
Venue: A restored courtyard house near the Forbidden City (see your e-ticket for details)
Sign-up:  https://yoopay.cn/payment/payment/22001920 (Space is limited!)