"Sustainable" Movie & Discussion

Start: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:30 PM

End: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:00 PM

"America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have emerged who provide hope that the health of our nation might still remain within our grasp." (Mark Wechsler)

Join us for this new full-length movie that explores issues of food justice, agriculture and sustainability and stay for the discussion to find out what New Yorkers are doing to address these concerns on a policy and advocacy level.

"Sustainable" the movie provides a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. (Produced by Hourglass films.)

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

Sustainable travels the country seeking leadership and wisdom from some of the most forward thinking farmers like Bill Niman, Klaas Martens and John Kempf – heroes who challenge the ethical decisions behind industrial agriculture. It is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.

Plot summary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5684868/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Doors open 6:30pm
Movie starts promptly at 7pm. - 8:35
Discussion: 8:35 - 9pm  

Snacks will be served

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This movie is offered as a free event and we will 'pass the hat' to help cover expenses.
Sponsored by 350NYC Climate Education and Sustainable Solutions group. email 350nyc@gmail.com

Event by
Deirdre Aherne
New York, New York
Sponsored by
New York, NY