Food & Agriculture

“Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”

Filmmaker: Kip Anderson

TICKETS – Saturday, March 7, 11 am

Elmhurst College, Schaible Science Center (corner of Prospect and Elm), Illinois Hall.   — 190 S. Prospect Avenue

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*Followed by post film Q&A

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.


 

Edible City

Filmmaker: Andrew Hasse

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Edible City  introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary San Francisco based activists who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system.  The film digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding inspirational, grass-roots solutions based on growing local food systems and economies.

 


Ground Operations:

Battlefields to Farm Fields

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 America needs a million new farmers. Veterans want the job! Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields champions combat vets who are rebuilding their own lives as organic farmers & ranchers and revitalizing their communities with access to local, affordable, fresh, healthy food. These heroes blow the lid off stereotypes and you’ll be rooting for them all the way to your farmers market.

 

WILDLIFE

Field Biologist

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Field Biologist is the story of 22-year-old Tyler Christensen, a remarkably talented but somewhat rudderless high school graduate from New Jersey still trying to figure out what to do with his life. Tyler’s great love is being outside, chasing birds and studying wildlife. One day he decides—brushing aside his lack of a college degree or scientific credentials—to drop everything and travel to Costa Rica to start doing his own conservation-oriented research on birds in the tropics.


From Billions to None

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From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction reveals the compelling story of the unlikely extinction of the passenger pigeon. For millennia, the sleek long-distance flyer was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. Then, in a matter of decades, it was hunted to extinction. On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, died in the Cincinnati Zoo, marking the end of the species.

This award-winning film follows naturalist and author Joel Greenberg, A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction, (Bloomsbury USA, 2014), as well as scientists, artists and teachers that are drawn to this literal teachable moment and its striking relevance to conservation challenges today.


 

Project Wild Thing

Filmmakers: Green Lions

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“This film will change your life” –  The Guardian.

Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their folks!) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.

The Power of Film to Call Us to Action

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Films inform, inspire and change the way we look at the world, our planet — the Earth that’s our collective home. Through films dedicated to environmental themes, One Earth Film Festival, for the last four years, has inspired viewers to take action for the environment. Two people who gained inspiration from festival films are Sally Stovall, co-founder of Green Community Connections, and Pam Todd, co-founder of West Cook Wild Ones.

Sally recently decided to take on a personal “biking challenge,” going car-free for 90 days. Sally specifically remembers two One Earth Festival films that were inspirations for her challenge, “The Clean Bin Project” and “Just Eat It.” Through these films, Sally became “fascinated with the idea of experimenting with my life to make a change that would matter.” Her challenge was not as difficult as she first imagined it would be, and once in the habit, she really enjoyed it. “Now I’m thinking about my next challenge. I will definitely do another biking challenge, maybe 180 days in 2016, but what else?”

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“Just Eat It” Named #OneEarthDayFilm

Just-Eat-It_Grant-&-Jen“Just Eat It,” an award-winning documentary about the staggering amounts of food that go to waste in households and farm fields, has been selected as the One Earth Film Festival’s first Festival Choice winner. It will be shown as part of the City of Chicago’s 2015 Earth Day Celebration on April 22.

The Festival Choice is intended to expose a wider audience to a One Earth selection that addresses a particular environmental issue and offers workable solutions to it. One Earth Film Festival earlier screened “Just Eat It” at Loyola University Chicago in February and the Oak Park Main Public Library in early March.

“Just Eat It” was one of three audience favorites in the online balloting that began the weekend of the festival. The other two top vote getters were “Cowspiracy” and “Edible City.” A five-person jury screened all three, reaching the decision that “Just Eat It” best merited a citywide screening.

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See an Award-Winning Film on Earth Day

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Reserve FREE  tickets for Chicago’s #OneEarthDayFilm Screening
& Panel Discussion!

See One Earth Film Festival’s 2015
Festival Choice Winner

JUST EAT IT

Followed by a panel discussion with local experts.
This City of Chicago official Earth Day event
will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22nd
at 
Columbia College, Film Row Cinema
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor, Chicago.

 

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Presented by the City of Chicago, One Earth Film Festival, Green Community Connections, and the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA — and hosted by Columbia College. Free reservations. View trailer. View/share press release. Invite friends to this event. Help spread the word about this event.