Just Eat It (Encore Presentation!)

Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm/ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum/ Tickets

BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY–Edmonton International Film Festival, BEST CANADIAN FEATURE–Planet in Focus, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD–Calgary International Film Festival

Please stay for post-film discussion with Raj Karmani, Founder/Chief Impact Officer, Zero Percent, as well as the Lakeview Food Pantry. Facilitator: Kristen Pratt, Sustainability Manager at Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Refreshments, and concrete opportunities for action will also be shared by the panelists and the Chicago Conservation Corps.


Jen Rustemeyer/ 2014/ 75 min/ Food & Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: A 2015 fan-favorite, “Just Eat It,” is back by popular demand for a OEFF 2016 Encore Screening! An award-winning documentary about the staggering amounts of food that go to waste in households and farm fields, “Just Eat It” was one of three audience favorites in the online balloting that began the weekend of One Earth Film Festival 2015. A five-person jury screened three films, reaching the decision to select “Just Eat It” as One Earth Film Festival 2015 First Choice winner.

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Landfill Harmonic

Pre-Event Screening: Tuesday Feb. 23rd, 7 pm/ Loyola University/Damen Cinema (Gentile Arena) 6511 N. Sheridan Rd/ Tickets

Stay after the film for refreshments and a rich discussion questioning our definition of “waste” and the potential rethinking of how we use materials to benefit humans and the environment. Concrete action opportunities will be provided, including examples from Loyola University student entrepreneurs, The Rebuilding Exchange, and other local organizations that are turning waste into profit. Facilitator: Aaron Durnbaugh, Sustainability Director, Loyola University Chicago.

Sat. March 5th, 3 pm (following YFC Awards)/ Columbia College/ Tickets  

High school and college students! Arrive up to an hour early (2 pm) to obtain feedback on your film ideas or portfolio from Columbia Cinema Art + Science faculty member and filmmaker, Jeff Spitz. Program will begin at 3 pm, with a brief awards ceremony for One Earth Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers Contest High School winners. Acclaimed film, Landfill Harmonic, will be featured immediately following. Post-film program includes discussion on making social and environmental change through the arts. Paul Teruel, Director of Community Partnerships at Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnerships will share local engagement ideas and opportunities. Facilitator:  Sue Crothers Gee, River Forest Parks Foundation; River Forest Sustainability Commission.

Brad Allgood, Alejandra Amarilla/ 2015/ 84 min/ Waste, Recycling

FILM DESCRIPTION: Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, they must navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.


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Man in the Maze

unday March 6th, 6:30 pm/ 19th Century ClubTickets
(Arrive at 5:30 pm to experience the Nissan Electric LEAF)

Man in the Maze will be paired with 2 other short films, Food for Thought, Food for Life and Soil Carbon CowboysThe program features post-film discussion about the regeneration of our food systems, our health, and ultimately our society. Refreshments and opportunities for relevant local action will also be shared. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder, Root Riot Urban Garden Network

Gary Paul Nabhan/ 2015/ 8 min/ Food, Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: What goes on behind the scenes of the food system in the United States? What problems do we face? Man in the Maze showcases a diverse group of people, throughout the US borderlands, who come up with innovative solutions to mend our broken food system.

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My Stuff

Pre-Event Screening: Thursday Feb. 25th, 6:30/ River Forest Public LibraryTickets

This film is paired at the Forest Park Public Library with a shorter film, Bea Johnson’s Zero Waste Lifestyle. Stay for a brief, post-film program and discussion focused on the topics of waste and consumerism, and voluntary simplicity. Featuring Q&A with Rachel Lyons, member of Emmaus House in Lawndale focused on racial justice, hospitality, and accompaniment. She is also the Organizer for the Mission of Social Justice at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder, Root Riot Urban Garden Network.

Saturday March 5th, 12 pm/ University of Chicago International House (Assembly Hall)/ Tickets

Stay after the film to learn about concrete, local action opportunities. University of Chicago Climate Action Network and the Sierra Club will be present. Facilitator: Pam Bergdall, Independent Professional, Trainer, Energy Partner.

Sunday March 6th, 12:30 pm/ Haymarket Pub & Brewery (Writing & Theater Room)/ Tickets
(teens/pre-teens welcome, accompanied by parent/guardian)

Please stay for post-film discussion, and concrete opportunities for action. Steve Ediger, member GreenRise community, to discuss a daily commitment to simple living. Facilitator: Gary Cuneen, Founding Executive Director, Seven Generations Ahead.

Petri Luukkanen/ 2013/ 52 min/ Waste, Recycling

FILM DESCRIPTION: Petri Luukkanen, 26, is amidst an existential crisis when he begins filming My Stuff. He arrives at the idea that his happiness might be found by rebuilding his everyday existence. What does he really need – and what about all that stuff? See what he discovers about himself and the “stuff” he really needs.


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PlantPure Nation

Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm/ Garfield Park Conservatory/ Tickets

Stay after the film for discussion and Q&A with:
Angela Taylor, Community Gardener and Wellness Coordinator of the Garfield Park Community Council;
Ramona Baptiste, Chef and CEO of Chef in the Hood Inc.;
Dr. Paul Schattauer, Physican and Owner, The Green Medical Practice.
Facilitator: Mattie Wilson, Sustainability and Adult Programs Manager at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

Nelson Campbell/ 2015/ 95 min/ Food, Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: The documentary film Plant Pure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. After renowned nutritional scientist and bestselling author, T. Colin Campbell, gives a stirring speech on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives, his son, Nelson, and Kentucky State Representative, Tom Riner, work together to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Once the legislation goes into Committee, agribusiness lobbyists kill the plan.


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