Past Screenings

Fall 2012

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Rebecca’s Wild Farm by Rebecca Hosking, UK 2009, 50 min
Also known as A Farm for the Future, Rebecca’s Farms follows filmmaker Rebecca Hosking as she returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land.

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Seeds of Freedom by Jess Phillimore, UK 2012, 30 min
Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the global food system. This documentary seeks to challenge the idea that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2012

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
To Make A Farm by Steven Suderman, Canada 2011, 73 min
To Make A Farm explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. They face daily challenges and set-backs, but their work and optimism inspires hope for the future. An intimate and practical exploration of farming and local food.
www.tomakeafarm.ca

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Land Awakening by Raúl Álvarez, 2011 Canada, 89 min
Inspired by his son’s voyage to learn about organic farming in Spain, Mexican-Canadian filmmaker Raúl Álvarez embarks on his own quest finding how chemical agriculture creates deserts, and wild nature provides far more nutritious foods when we stop controlling it.  The odyssey expands around the Mediterranean and Canada, warmly portraying compelling characters living sustainably.
www.landawakening.com/

 

Fall 2011

Thursday October 20th, 2011
Our Daily Bread, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria 2005, 92 mins
Our Daily Bread is a movie sans narration that looks into the vast world of industrial agriculture.  To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines the film looks, without commenting, into the places where European food is produced: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds – a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism.  This film is the ‘Manufactured Landscapes’ of food production.
**Note: some scenes are challenging to watch, viewer discretion is advised.
http://www.ourdailybread.at/


Thursday October 27th, 2011
Fresh: The Movie, Ana Sofia Joanes, USA, 2009, 72 mins
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing their food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of their agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. www.freshthemovie.com

We will also be featuring a trailer from the film “And this is My Garden” by Katharina Stieffenhofer.

 

 

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