Special Lowell Screening with Director Kristin Canty!
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RSVP via Eventbrite & help us get a head count for refreshments!
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The Lowell Film Collaborative and the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project invite you to attend a free screening of the 2011 documentary Farmageddon with our very special guest, Director Kristin Canty! In addition to welcoming Kristin, we’ll be joined by local farmers as well as food activists and educators from the Merrimack Valley for a post-film Q&A and discussion.
ABOUT THE FILM
The foundation of this acclaimed documentary began with Kristin’s quest to find healthy food for her four children. To her surprise, this search eventually turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What Kristin found were policies that favored agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities: instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policy makers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target (and often drive out-of-business) small farms that prove themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions. Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasonably burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policy makers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.
The Merrimack Valley has a rich history of farming that fed generation after generation, before, during and after the start of the American Industrial Revolution. There is a growing number of people working to preserve and rebuild our diverse small-farm ecosystem to provide better food and a better world for today and the future.
Please note: While there is no charge for this event, we will have donation jars present to welcome your $5.00 suggested donation which will help offset our costs for the night. As always, your help & support is greatly appreciated! Parking is FREE, and is available at the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 304 Dutton Street. Metered parking throughout downtown Lowell is also free of charge after 5PM. Finally, as this event is just after Thanksgiving, those willing and able are encouraged to recognize the holiday by bringing locally-sourced or homemade snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share with others.
The LFC extends a VERY big thanks to Lowell resident Kamal Jain for his support and co-partnership on planning this screening!
> Visit FarmageddonMovie.com