Posted in change, farms, Food, Food Films Club, Inspiration, tagged ana joanes, Food Films Club, food politics, food sustainabilty, FRESH! the movie, grass-fed beef, joel salatin, Michael Pollan, will allen on August 3, 2010 |
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FRESH! was the first film screened by my newborn Food Films Club.
Produced and directed by Ana Joanes, FRESH! highlights inspiring players in the food movement – folks who are key because they’re successfully challenging the status quo and making significant differences on a local level. The message of the film is that these efforts can be supported and replicated by everyone who cares about the safety and wholesomeness of the food we, as a society, have to eat.
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When I opted to take a job that was not directly within the food movement, I knew I needed to find another outlet for my desire to affect change. I want to share what I’m learning about good food and sustainability with others. This blog is clearly becoming a platform for that, but I aim to keep my “activism” bounded by the context of my life and experiences. I’d like something a little more direct. My thoughts went back to the things that had made an impact on my food choices – books, of course, but also, films. The Food Films Club was born.
Would you like to watch a moooooovie?
My Food, Inc. viewing was the model for my plan. The potluck and viewing of PBS’s airing of the acclaimed documentary was a hit – good food and a chance to watch and discuss the film with a great set of interested people. This was an activism I could lead.
The first Food Films Club night featured the documentary FRESH! with a simple meal of bread and cheese, black-eyed peas and brown rice, and fresh watermelon. In the future, I’ll post the group’s review of the film for One/Week readers. If you’ve seen it too, feel free to comment.
I’m forming a list of upcoming food films for Club nights. Do you have any recommendations?
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