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A Delicate Balance: the Truth

Wednesday, June 09, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location Details:
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway

Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments and social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

A Delicate Balance: the Truth
by Aaron Scheibner

This important documentary about the meat industry, health, disease, and the Earth expounds the latest discoveries of some of the most prominent experts on nutrition in the world. Over 50 years of research is skilfully woven into what seems like a detective story unraveling the mysteries behind the disease epidemic which has struck affluent countries with a vengeance -- disease has been escalating over the last 50 years resulting in 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women being diagnosed with cancer. What if you knew that the very foods which are being touted as promoting health are in fact damaging your bones and giving you cancer? This film dispels the myths we have been led to believe about our health, our environment, and our world. It will help us make informed choices about these and see how to reduce our personal impact on the environment. It challenges the misguided trust we place in the medical profession and animal agriculture propaganda.

This film reveals that we have tipped the scales in favor of our own annihilation. The factory farming industry, the professional murderer, has become the ultimate terminator. It's killing the planet and it's killing us. The film goes further than Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth by saying the only hope for the planet is if people give up meat and dairy. The film highlights beautifully how our everyday food choices directly impact not only human health, but the environment around us. We only have one home. If we continue to destroy it, we have nowhere else to go.

But it's an inspirational film. It invites us to look at ourselves, our health, what we eat, and how we treat our Earth from a very conscious standpoint. It shows more than any other film the connections between our diet, our health, our agriculture, our lifestyle, and the state of the Earth. And we have the power to change the course of our world right at the tip of our forks.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted

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