Food for Thought, Food for Life

Susan Rockefeller/2014/22 min/Food-Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost? As farms have become supersized, our environment suffers and so does the quality of our food. Food for Thought, Food for Life explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices, and also brings to the table farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and food justice advocates who are active in the local food movement. This short film is both poetic and practical; its powerful examination of the connections between our planet and our well-being is accompanied by specific strategies that protect both.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.

Sunday, March 4, 2 to 5 p.m. [Lake County]
St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple Ave.,
Koenig Center, Libertyville

Paired with Unbroken Ground.

After the films, join us for a conversation with local farmers who are practicing sustainable agriculture. Lake to Prairie Wild Ones will also help you understand the role of native plants in promoting healthy soils, retaining water and sequestering carbon. Plan to visit the action partner tables to learn how you can support local farmers, healthy soils and native wildlife. Facilitator: Celeste Flores, Lake County Outreach Coordinator for Faith in Place.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Refreshments available.

Saturday, March 10, 6 to 9 p.m. [North]
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 306 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge
(please enter at Crescent Ave. entrance)
Resource Fair at 6 p.m. Film at 7 p.m.
Admission $7

Paired with Straws.

Come for a 6 p.m. Resource Fair, where you can learn tips and tricks for healthier, planet-friendly living. After the film, engage in a conversation with Tim Milburn, Park Ridge’s Community Health Commissioner; Debra Kutska, Sustainability Specialist of Oakton Community College; Nan Parson of Straws Literally Upon Request Policy (SLURP); as well as members of the League of Women Voters of Lake Michigan Region; and Friends of the Chicago River. Plus, hear which Park Ridge restaurants participate in SLURP, and make a no-straw pledge. Facilitator: Sue Crothers of the River Forest Sustainability Commission and Young Filmmakers Contest Founding Director.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

*Triple the power of your ticket dollar! A generous donor is matching ALL ticket sales at the 2018 Film Festival 2:1. So for this screening, your $7 ticket plus the $14 match = $21 to support the One Earth Film Fest!