Food/Agriculture 2016

A Farmer's Road

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Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm/ Oak Park Public Library/ Tickets

Post-film program will include Q&A with: John Murray, Filmmaker for "A Farmer's Road" Wes Jarrell, Farmer and Owner, Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery Cheryl Munoz. Founder and Marketing Director, Sugar Beet Food Coop. Discussion and panel facilitator: Jim Slama, Founder and CEO FamilyFarmed and Good Food Business Accelerator Opportunities to take relevant, local action will be shared. Cheese and gelato tastings will be available from Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery.

Sunday March 6th, 4 pm/ Montessori School of Lake Forest/ Tickets

Please stay for post-film discussion, and concrete opportunities for action.

John Murray/ 2015/ 74 min/ Food & Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: A Farmer's Road is a documentary about changing the American food system one meal at a time. At the heart of A Farmer’s Road is a story of how two PhD soil scientists traded the security of academic tenure at a major research university for the relentless challenges and economic uncertainty of operating a Grade A goat dairy and farmstead creamery in central Illinois.

Food for Thought, Food for Life

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

Please join us for our Closing Screening & Reception!

Food for Thought, Food for Life will be paired with 2 other short films, Soil Carbon Cowboys, and Man in the Maze. The 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

Susan Rockefeller/ 2014/ 22 min/ Food, Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: A short documentary film, Food for Thought, Food for Life, educates people about the negative impact our current methods of agriculture have on the earth. In addition to providing vital information, the film gives viewers the necessary tools to make a difference in their own lives. It explores the connection between the planet and our health and suggests that strengthening that connection will only benefit our future.

Food for Thought, Food for Life - TRAILER from Susan Rockefeller on Vimeo.

Food Patriots (Spanish Premiere! English with Spanish Subtitles.)

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Saturday March 5th, 11 am/ Lozano Public Library/ Tickets

Filmmaker Q&A!

Jeff Spitz, filmmaker for Food Patriots, and Faculty, Cinema Arts + Science at Columbia College, will be in attendance to answer questions after his film. A Spanish language translator and discussion facilitator will also be present. Facilitator: Stephanie McCray, Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker. Translator: Annamaria Leon, Christy Webber Edible Landscapes.

Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm/ Resurrected Life Church/ Tickets

Filmmaker Q&A!

Jeff Spitz, filmmaker for Food Patriots and Faculty, Cinema Arts + Science at Columbia College, will be in attendance to answer questions after his film. A Spanish language translator and discussion facilitator will also be present. Facilitator: Jeanne Nolan, Founder/Owner, The Organic Gardener Ltd.

Jeff & Jennifer Spitz/ 2014/ 73 min/ Food, Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: A midwestern mother whose son nearly died from contaminated food embarks on a roller coaster journey to understand the food industry and improve her family’s eating habits. Surprising, funny, and poignant, this personal film unfolds from one family's story into a powerful consumer movement. Food Patriots features food advocates from all walks of life who are trying to hatch a revolution to change the way Americans eat and buy food and educate the next generation of consumers.

 

 

From Gangs to Gardens

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Sunday March 6th 3:30 pm/ Windsor Park Lutheran Church/ Tickets

This short film will be paired with Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective. Stay after the films for discussion and to hear from GreenCorps Chicago, as they share about youth summer job opportunities, some in the fields of sustainability. Also learn about green activities, and hear about concrete, local opportunities for action from Faith in Place and other relevant advocacy groups. Facilitator: Wendy Williams.

JLove Calderón/ 2015/ 13 min/ Food & Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: Organic gardener and vegan chef Ietef Vita is an award winning international recording artist and activist who uses Hip-Hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the earth by teaching them how to grow food and cultivate healthy eating habits. Through his lyrics and gardens, Ietef is planting the seeds of the food movement extending from his hometown of Denver, Colo., to  across the globe. Watch From Gangs to Gardens trailer below.

From Gangs to Gardens Trailer from JLove Calderon on Vimeo.

 

Just Eat It (Encore Presentation!)

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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.

Acclaimed documentary “Just Eat It” uncovers the world of rejected, ‘ugly’ but otherwise delicious food wasted at every level of the chain from farm to retail to our own fridge.  Despite the growing number of people experiencing hunger and food insecurity, the culinary pursuit of beautiful food comes at the cost of millions of pounds of wasted edibles. Learn what change is being made and how you can modify your own food habits to reduce waste.

 

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Man in the Maze

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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.

 

"Man In The Maze" | Sundance Short Film Challenge from Sundance Institute on Vimeo.

PlantPure Nation

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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.

 

 

Seeds of Time

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Saturday March 5th, 11 am/ Sulzer Regional Library/ Tickets

Post-film discussion with biodiversity and "slow food" panelists, including:
Michael Stein, Food Campaigns Director, Green America.
Laurell Sims, Slow Food Chicago, Ark of Taste; Production/Marketing Manager, Growing Power Chicago.
Alison Parker, Farmer at Radical Root; Growing Power Board of Directors.
Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder, Root Riot Urban Garden Network.
 Opportunities for taking concrete action will also be shared by Peterson Garden Project, and others.
Sandy McLeod/ 2013/ 77 min/ Food, Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds. Visit Seeds of Time official site.

 

 

Soil Carbon Cowboys

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

Please join us for our Closing Screening & Reception!

  Soil Carbon Cowboys will be paired with 2 other short films, Food for Thought, Food for Life and Man in the Maze. The 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

 

Peter Byck/ 2014/ 12 min/ Food, Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: Meet Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis - heroes and innovators! These ranchers now know how to regenerate their soils while making their animals healthier and their operations more profitable. They are turning on their soils, enabling rainwater to sink into the earth rather than run off. And these turned on soils retain that water, so the ranches are much more resilient in drought. Soil Carbon Cowboys is an amazing story that has just begun.