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Fresh -- New Thinking about What we're Eating
Date Wednesday July 29
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
Oakland's Solar Theatre
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Screening
EmailHumanistHall [at]
The evening begins with a light pot luck supper at 6:00 pm,
followed by the film at 7:00 pm,
followed by an open space networking time with Transition East Bay
-- break out discussions of the film in the context of the East Bay's potential for transitioning to sustainability.


What do urbanites know about farming? This new documentary shows us how a sustainable food system operates – by focusing on personal and community stories of change. Concern about food systems have increased over the years as the negative consequences on our health and environment, from toxins in the food chain to animal pandemics, have become more and more apparent. Adding to a growing body of work that addresses this issue, FRESH takes a look at what solutions some people have come up with. Distressed by the state of our food system, filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes set out to make a documentary that would shake herself and others out of deer-in-the-headlights inaction. She found inspiration and hope in the stories of the people she interviewed across the country. She shines the spotlight on the farmers, journalists, markets, and academics that are working day in and day out to re-invent our food system as something that is healthier, more sustainable, and more accessible to our entire population. The film is an excellent introduction to food sustainability and it has the potential to reach many people who would never pick up a 400+ page book. It's an entertaining and well-made film, delightful, humorous, and charming.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted

Contact Judith: 650-303-4237
Added to the calendar on Friday Jul 10th, 2009 12:37 PM
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