The Durham-Chapel Hill and Raleigh District Dietetic Associations,
Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition Program
and Slow Food Triangle Proudly Present...
The 3nd Annual Film Feastival - Featuring FRESH, The Movie with special guest panelist Joel Salatin.
At Meredith College, Jones Hall Auditorium
Tuesday, March 9th from 7-9pm
In recognition of National Nutrition MonthTM, movie goers will have the option to localize, instead of super-size, at the third annual Film “Feastival”. The 2010 National Nutrition MonthTM theme is “Nutrition from the Ground Up”. Through a documentary viewing and thought-provoking discussion, Film “Feastival” participants will have the opportunity to examine where our food comes from and consider a new way of thinking about what we are eating.
The Durham-Chapel Hill and Raleigh District Dietetic Associations have partnered with the Meredith College Masters in Nutrition Program and Slow Food Triangle to host the Film “Feastival” from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in the Jones Auditorium on the Meredith campus. The goal of the “Feastival” is to help individuals, families, communities, policy makers and the media recognize the environmental impact of their food choices.
The “Feastival” is a double feature event. The first feature is the film “FRESH”, produced and directed by Ana Sofia Joanes. “FRESH” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
The second feature is a thought-provoking discussion with “FRESH” main character, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, Inc. Joel is a recognized speaker, author and sustainable farmer and entrepreneur. Polyface, Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
FRESH, The Movie - 72 minutes
"FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing 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. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy."
Katherine Andrew, MPH,RD,LDN
Nutrition Director for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Nancy Creamer, PhD
Professor, NCSU Dept. of Horticulture Science; Executive Director, Center for Environmental Farming Systems; Member of NC Local Food Policy Council
Sustainable Farmer and Owner of Beausol Gardens
Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent
Farmer, lecturer and author; Polyface Farms, Inc.
Documentary film can stimulate community dialogue, action and policy change. Panel participants will share personal reactions to the films and their unique perspectives in sustainable agriculture, while engaging the audience in thoughtful discussion.