one earth 2014 films

GMO OMG

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Film Screenings & DiscussionsSaturday, March 8, 2014 - 10am-12:15pm/Lake Theatre 1022 Lake St, Oak Park/$6 Tickets

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10am-12:15pm/Humboldt Park Fieldhouse  1400 N. Sacramento Ave., Chicago/Tickets

Director – Jeremy Seifer/2013/90 minutes

GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back?

Post-film discussion at Lake Theatre will be facilitated by Jim Slama, Founder of Family Farmed and Good Food Festivals.  The Humboldt Park event will be facilitated by Joan Levin of IL Right to Know GMO and includes a sustainable food resource fair.

These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?

For more information on the film, please visit the official GMO OMG website.

GMO OMG Official Trailer from Compeller Pictures on Vimeo.

More Than Honey

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Film Screenings & DiscussionsSunday, March 9, 2014 - 11am-1:15pm/Garfield Park Conservatory, Jensen Room 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago/Tickets

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3-5pm/Willard Elementary School, River Forest 1250 Ashland Avenue, River Forest/Tickets

Director - Markus Imhoof/2013/95 minutes

Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive - all over the planet. Everywhere, the same scenario is repeated: billions of bees leave their hives, never to return.

Beekeeping expert Naaman Gambill and John Hansen, Vice President of the Cook County/Du Page Beekeepers Association will be present at the Garfield Conservatory screening. Plus, local beekeepers will bring handmade honey to sample at each screening.

No bodies are found in the immediate surroundings, and no visible predators can be located. Should we blame pesticides or even medication used to combat them? Maybe look at parasites such as varroa mites? New viruses? Travelling stress? The multiplication of electromagnetic waves disturbing the magnetite nanoparticles found in the bees' abdomen? So far, it looks like a combination of all these agents has been responsible for the weakening of the bees' immune defenses.

For more information on the film, please visit the office More Than Honey website.

 

Revolution

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Film Screenings & DiscussionsPre-Fest Screening Event: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:30-8:45pm/Columbia College Chicago - Film Row Cinema 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago/Tickets

Pre-Fest "View and a Brew" Screening Event: Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7-9:15pm/Wire 6815 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn/Tickets

Directed by - Rob Stewart/2012/85 Minutes

Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed Sharkwater documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger – it's humanity itself.

In an effort to uncover the truth and find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival, Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in Alberta, Canada, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth's ability to house humans. How did this happen, and what will it take to change the course that humanity has set itself on?

For more information on the film, please visit the official REvolution website.