“Dark Secrets of our Food System; know where your food is coming from”.
This film series shows you some truths about our food system, and what we should be doing about it. The series kicks off with the film ‘Sustainable’ and will be shown at the Veterans Building at 134 Riverdale Drive, Oneida. This is a free showing with Corn Soup, heritage sourdough bread, cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies included.
Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.
A special guest, Matt Wechsler from Hour Glass Films and producer of the film ‘Sustainable’ will be on hand for discussion and questions.
When: November 4 from 9:30 to 11:00
Where: 134 Riverdale Drive, Oneida
Brought to you by Trust Local Foods and the Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems (OCIFS).
“Dark Secrets of our Food System; know where your food is coming from”
Saturdays from 9am—11am this series is brought to you by (OCIFS) Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems and Trust Local Foods. Showings will be at Ridgeview Plaza, 3758 W. Mason St, Oneida, Suite 4
Nov. 18 – A PLACE AT THE TABLE 50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. 84 minutes.
Dec. 16 – DIRT! THE MOVIE is an astonishing, humorous and substantial look at the glorious and unappreciated ground beneath our feet. Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the Earth’s climate. (80 minutes.)
Jan. 13 – FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model and confronted the consequences; food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. (72 minutes.)
Feb. 10 – SUPERSIZE ME under extensive medical supervision, Spurlock subjects himself to a steady diet of McDonald’s cuisine for 30 days just to see what happens. In less than a week, his ordinarily fit body undergoes dark and ugly changes: French fries never looked more nauseating. (96 minutes.)
March 10 – KING CORN is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast food nation where one ultra-industrial, pesticide-laden, heavily-subsidized commodity dominates the food pyramid from top to bottom – corn. Along the way, they unlock the hilarious absurdities and scary but hidden truths about America’s modern food system. (90 minutes.)
April 7 – GOOD MEAT follows an Oglala Lakota man’s struggles and triumphs as he attempts to reclaim his health. On the Pine Ridge Reservation, 35-year-old Beau LeBeau is remembered as one of the greatest high school star athletes in South Dakota. Beau’s many years of poor diet and lack of exercise have caused obesity, weighing in at 333 pounds. (56 minutes.)
May 5 – SEED Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. (94 minutes.)
June 2 – VANISHING OF THE BEES The story is centered on the sudden and mysterious disappearance of honey bees from beehives around the world, caused by the poorly understood phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD.