Produced and Directed by Ana Sofia Joanes, "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.
Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy."
In addition to the film screenings nationwide, there is a local event at Boston University:
Farm to Fork: A Panel Discussion About How We Get The Food We Eat
Wednesday, June 16 2010
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Boston University's Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Ave., Room 101 Boston, MA 02215
Tickets $10 (includes voucher to see film)