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.
“The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.”
“King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.”
“At its heart, Ingredients is about the relationships we build around food--showcasing the values in our food and the community we can create when we eat thoughtfully. It’s an illustration of the power of all of us to change our food system. As farmer Carol Boutard of Ayers Creek Farm in Oregon puts it, “It’s through grassroots pressure on a weekly basis that there’s anything truly edible in this country.””
2012 Sustainability Film Series
2011 Sustainability Film Series
2010 Sustainability Film Series