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Event – Real Food Film Nights from Friends of the Earth, June & July

Posted in Events, Research by Ferne Edwards on June 19th, 2008

Please see details below for film night series that Friends of the Earth Melbourne – Real Food Group are putting on.

Real Food Film Nights
Farming and food production have strong connections to us all. Join us on a journey through three film nights as we explore some of the darker sides of our relationship with food. Issues ranging from industrial factory farming and genetically engineering of food to the loss of food sovereignty and threat to food security will be addressed. Well have a short discussion of some of the problems raised and pose solutions and actions we can all take.

Whats on the menu?
Wednesday 25th June, 6.30pm at Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne

Entrée: Store Wars – Spoof animation comedy (5 min)
Main course: The World According to Monsanto – Documentary (100 min)
As entrée you can enjoy the spoof Star Wars animation titled ‘Store Wars (5 min) where Cuc Skywalker and Jedi Yoghurt take on Dark Tador in a battle for the Farm. Main course consists of a documentary titled ‘The World According to Monsanto (100 min) which investigates the journey of Monsanto corporation from chemical manufactures to biotechnology giant in its global takeover of our food, farms, and agriculture heritage.

Tuesday 1st July, 6.30pm at Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
Entr̩e: Food not Bombs РShort film documentary (6 min)
Main course: We Feed the World – Documentary (95 mni)
Desert: Meatrix – Spoof animation comedy (5 min)
The short documentary on Melbournes ‘Food not Bombs (6 min) will be followed by a documentary titled ‘We feed the world (95 min – subtitles) which investigates food and globalisation, fishermen and farmers, drivers and high-powered corporate executives, the flow of goods and cash, a film about scarcity amid plenty. Desert consists of the spoof Matrix animation titled ‘Meatrix (5 min) where Moothius and Leo discover the impacts of factory farming.

Wednesday 9th July, 6.30pm at Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
Main course: Lost in Palm Oil – Documentary (63 min)
Desert: Palm Oil & Orangutan Rescue – Slide show (5 min)
The feature documentary ‘Lost in Palm Oil (63 min) investigates the negative impacts that oil palm plantations have on forests, climate change, water pollution, biodiversity, with a focus on Indigenous communities in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. How does this relate to food? Palm oil shows us that food issues, forests, people, culture and animals are interconnected. Palm Oil is used in 1 in 10 supermarket products, yet there no requirement for it to be labelled. Guest speaker Jessica McKelson from the Melbourne Zoo Orangutan Sanctuary will present an uplifting slide show of her recent trip to Nyaru Menteng Gunung Leseur National Park in Indonesia where she saw the impacts of Palm Oil on the Orangutan population first hand. The wild organutan population is heading towards extinction, but the rescues and release work witnessed by Jess gives us hope that there is a future for them.

Free Entry.
Drinks and food available from the bar.
Seating is limited and RSVP is preferred.
For bookings and more information, email realfood @melbourne. foe.org.au
Organised by: Friends of the Earth Melbourne Real Food group
Supported by: Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place Melbourne

You can also download a PDF flyer from http://www.foe.org.au/sustainable-food/activities-and-projects/project-1/Flyer3hires.pdf/view

Real Food Film Nights

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