For the past several years FSN has been purchasing screening rights to a new documentary each year to share across the province for World Food Day. We also just recently released our own film series called All Around the Table. We've got a solid collection of films now that community groups across the province can borrow to use for events. There's no charge for borrowing a film from the FSN library, all that's required is a promise to mail the film back when your group is done with it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if any of the titles below interest you. Film screenings are a great addition to educational events, classroom activities, festivals, community group gatherings or for fundraising events. For assistance with planning and hosting a film screening, give us a call at (709)237-4026 or send Rick an email.
All Around the Table
A vegetable garden, laying hens, a fishing boat, berry grounds: when our grandparents were young, the grocery store was out the back door. In our search for a sustainable food system today we can look to the traditional ways of growing, preserving, and preparing our food that still make sense. These traditions live on in the knowledge of older generations; wisdom that has been captured in these twelve interviews with seniors from Eastern Newfoundland who share their personal food stories. As a collection these interviews shed light on how the way forward towards a better food system in the province begins by looking for inspiration in our past.
Contact FSN for a DVD copy or view the videos online here: http://rootcellarsrock.ca/all-around-the-table/
And This is My Garden
Food insecurity, climate change, and fuel risk are serious threats to communities around the world. In the small town of Wabowden, Northern Manitoba, two school teachers, Eleanor Woitowicz and Bonnie Monias, are empowering their students with the knowledge, discipline and skills to grow their own food sustainably in backyard gardens. http://andthisismygarden.com/
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. http://www.freshthemovie.com/
A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement. http://www.foodfightthedoc.com/foodfight.html
The Greenhorns documentary film explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming. http://www.thegreenhorns.net/
With beautiful visuals and inspiring stories, the Nourish film traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps. Nourish illustrates how food connects to such issues as biodiversity, climate change, public health, and social justice. Hosted and narrated by actress Cameron Diaz. Companion to this film are free activity and curriculum guides to share Nourish in school settings. http://www.nourishlife.org/