Alejandro Ramirez Anderson/2014/60 min/Social Justice
SPANISH SOUNDTRACK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES: On the outskirts of Havana, sandwiched between highways and public housing, a revolution is taking place. Here, in the district of Alamar, a 26-acre farming co-op provides employment for dozens of workers, while producing vegetables and medicinal plants for the local community and beyond. What began as necessity—farming without pesticides and chemical fertilizers—has become a source of provision to coop members. They fertilize with compost and cow manure, raise their own insects for biological pest control, and have even created a fully biodegradable alternative to the plastic bag for use with seedlings. Learn more at Terralismo.
Saturday, March 11, 12-2 p.m. [Pilsen]
Lincoln United Methodist Church, 2009 W. 22nd Place., Pilsen
Please join Alexandra Holkin, president of the Americas Media Initiative, the organization responsible for making this film available in the United States; Jolin Lozano, Curriculum Coordinator for LUMC, Educational Trip to Cuba; Alexandra Curatolo, founder of Belli's, a Pilsen market and juice bar providing local, organic options; and Pastor Emma Luzano, Director of LUMC, for an informative post-film discussion.
Learn about future Educational trips to Cuba and how to become an advocate for your community. This program is suitable for all viewers; light refreshments will be served.
*Teens encouraged to attend.