John Papola and Lisa Versaci/2016/90 min/Food-Agriculture
FILM DESCRIPTION: Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food. Learn more at At the Fork.
Saturday, March 4, 2:30-5 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room, 834 Lake St., Oak Park
Join us for a post film Q&A with Anna Meyer, Food Campaigns Director at Green America. Also hear from a local sustainable chef, and from the Sugar Beet Food Coop about ways to make better decisions as a consumer by choosing local and sustainable food. Refreshments will be provided by Quorn.
*May contain some heavy themes and disturbing images.