Pennypack Farm's Sustainability Film Series
Each winter, Pennypack Farm sponsors the Sustainability Film Series to engage the community in discussion about today's environmental issues. Each film delves into a different aspect of sustainability. Learn how your small changes can make a big difference to the world. Arrive early for a community expo, highlighting local organizations, and stay afterward for a discussion panel. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at http://www.amblertheater.org/pennypack
, or at the door.
In Organic We Trust - February 11, 2014 - When "organic" became a brand, everything changed. Small local farmers couldn't keep up with demand and big corporations went into the business. The philosophy and the label grew apart. But guess what? "Certified organic" is not the answer.
This film looks beyond organic for practical solutions for me and you. Local farmer's markets, school gardens, and urban farming can reconnect us with our food and transform how we eat. Grow a tomato on your balcony, join a CSA, and support healthier school lunches for kids.
American Meat - March 11, 2014 American Meat is a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America.
Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement conditions are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a local-food movement of farmers chefs and everyday people has token root... But could it ever feed us all?
GMO OMG - April 8, 2014 The documentary explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity's most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family's struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked?
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2010 Sustainability Film Series