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*Food/Farming Program at World Community Film Fest (sponsored by Village and Slow Food Vancouver)

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*Food/Farming Program at World Community Film Fest (sponsored by Village and Slow Food Vancouver)

Time: February 11, 2012 from 12pm to 6pm
Location: Langara College
Street: 100 W 49th
City/Town: Vancouver
Event Neighbourhood and Type: langara college, films, food, resiliency
Organized By: CoDev World Community Film Festival
Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2012

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Event Description

Village is very pleased to be sponsoring the Food/Farming Program at the World Community Film Festival along with Slow Food Vancouver.

Food/Farming films screen in Theatre 2.

La Via Campesina

12:00 pm 20 min  2010

This film documents the international peasant’s movement La Via Campesina and its struggle for peasant’s agriculture and food sovereignty all around the world.

The Chocolate Farmer

12:20 pm  52 min  2010

Director: Rohan Fernando

A tender and moving family tale, director Rohan Fernando’s lush cinematic journey intimately captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is suddenly and dramatically changing.

Saving the Seed

1:15 pm  20 min  2011

Filmmakers: Scott Turner and Claire Kane Boychuk

Honduras offers us a rare lesson in resilience. Whether it’s corn, beans, or rice, the secret to a strong food system is simple: saving the seed.

Permaculture:The Growing Edge

1:35 pm  45 min  2010

Filmmakers: Donna Read & Starhawk

Permaculture: The Growing Edge is an antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future.

A Chemical Reaction

2:30 pm  77 min 2009

Director: Paul Tukey

A Chemical Reaction tells the story of one of the most powerful and effective community initiatives in the history of North America. It started with one lone voice in 1984. Dermatologist Dr. June Irwin noticed a connection between her patients’ health conditions and their exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides. Dr. Irwin’s persuasive arguments and data to back her findings eventually led the town of Hudson, Quebec to enact a by-law that banned the use of all chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Urban Roots

4:30 pm  93 min 2011

Director: Mark McInnis

The industrial powerhouse of a lost American era has died, and the skeleton left behind is present-day Detroit. Now, against all odds, in the empty lots, in the old factory yards, and in between the sagging blocks of company housing, seeds of change are taking root. A small group of dedicated citizens, allied with environmental and academic groups, have started an urban environmental movement with the potential to transform, not just a city after its collapse, but also a country after the end of its industrial age.

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