In order to celebrate the beginning of Organic Week, we’ve decided to compile a list of ten of our favourite food issue related films. How many of these have you watched, or heard of? Make sure to watch one of these out the next time you feel like staying in, but if you are feeling more social, check out one of our special Organic Week film screenings at the bottom of the page! Happy watching 🙂
Food Inc examines corporate farming in the United States and its overall effects on the environment. The film is divided in two segments; the first focuses on the industrial production of meats while the second highlights the industrial production of grains and vegetables..
Dirt! The Movie explores the relationship between human beings and soil, including its invaluableness to life and its impact of society and the effects agribusiness and nitrogen fertilizer have had. With a special appearance by Dr. Vandana Shiva, this film has won over three international film awards
Fresh: the movie looks at how farmers, students, and innovative businesses are creating a healthier food system and environment. This movie profiles individuals who are breaking away from the conventional model of agriculture and food production, such as Joel Salatin, Will Allen and David Ball.
Food Fight is a look at American agricultural policy and food culture’s development in the 20th century. The film highlights the California food movement in its efforts to counteract big agribusiness as well as the achievements of its organic sector
King Corn is about two friends who take on the production of a crop of corn. This is achieved with the help of an extra pair of hands and genetically modified seeds. But when the pair try and trail their crop into the food-system, they begin to question the overall process of how food is produced and the effects of conventional agriculture.
South Central Los Angeles is home to one of the largest community gardens in the US. This documentary follows the fourteen acre community garden and its role in the community when the garden is threatened to be torn down by bulldozers. See how the community works to keep their garden as LA warehouses flex their muscle in this Academy Award-nominated film.
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? 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?
Special Organic Week Event Movies!
Movie night at The Big Carrot! Thursday September 26 at 7pm The Big Carrot will be screening the Symphony of Soil, a feature film exploring the complexity and mystery of soil. Sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. The film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. It is a film that will change you and your relationship with the soil. Canadian Organic Growers is a national charitable organization with diverse supporters across the country who believe organic food production is the best choice for the health of consumers, producers and the environment. Event link here.
September 26th, 2013 at 6:30pm Canadian Organic Growers will be featuring a screening of this influential film!Don’t miss this documentary that examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. Immediately following the film we will hold an expert panel discussion and Q&A. Susan Chan, an expert on Pollinators will host this event and moderate the discussion to follow with established beekeepers Julie White and Brent Halsall. Film starts at 7pm (60min) followed by Expert Panel Discussion Admission: FREE – Donations encouraged **Door Prizes and more, Don’t miss out!* Event link here.