06-28-2010, 04:58 PM #1
Independent Film Series Debuts June 29 at Seaside. Growing Local - The Naked Truth...
Growing Local: the Naked Truth about Your Food
an Independent Film Series Debuts at Seaside REP Meeting Hall
Tuesday June 29 @ 7pm
The first film in the series showing tomorrow is FRESH by ana Sofia Joanes
check out freshthemovie.com
FRESH is more than a movie, it’s a gateway to action. Our aim is to help grow FRESH food, ideas, and become active participants in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement.
A series of independently produced documentaries will be presented by two local organic businesses. Raw & Juicy Organic Juice Bar and Cafe and Twin Oaks Farm have collaborated in sponsoring Growing Local: the Naked Truth about Your Food. This film series sheds a spotlight on what goes into the food we eat. It is presented to support the idea that eating and living organically and sustainably is necessary for our health and the health of our planet.
Raw & Juicy owner, Jennifer Kuntz, and Twin Oaks Farm proprietor, Renee Savary, share a common interest – they are both passionate about eating healthy food. And for these two entrepreneurs, eating healthy food means eating real food, the kind that has no chemicals and no ingredients that we can’t pronounce. Visit Central Square in Seaside and you can’t miss the 1966 Safari Airstream where Kuntz serves raw and organic juices, smoothies, snacks and meals. And any patron of the Seaside Farmers Market on Saturday mornings knows that Savary’s Twin Oaks Farm stand offers certified organic, pastured, soy free eggs, chickens and ducks, along with homemade preserves.
“The concept of eating organic is slowly catching on,” says Savary, “but we wanted to do more to educate the public about eating healthy, great tasting, real food.” So, on a beautiful Saturday morning in March, the two sat together at a Raw & Juicy café table and developed the idea of Growing Local: the Naked Truth about Your Food. “We were aware of several documentaries which are fantastic but we knew that many people had not been able to see them. All the films have been produced independently of big food corporations and big ag(ricultural) businesses and most have not been available through mass media.”
Kuntz took the idea of Growing Local: the Naked Truth about Your Food to the Seaside Repertory Theater, commonly known as the REP. They liked the idea and offered the use of their Meeting Hall Theater in downtown Seaside. The films will be shown monthly and are free to the public on a first come-first served basis for up to 70 people. Kuntz and Savary ask that attendees consider making a donation of $10 to the REP to support their mission of providing high quality, professional productions to Northwest Florida. For more information on the REP, visit seasiderep.org.
The first film in the series is FRESH, produced by Ana Sofia Joanes, and will be shown on June 29th at 7pm. FRESH is described as a film that “celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision of our food and our planet’s future. FRESH addresses an ethos that has been sweeping the nation and is a call to action America has been waiting for.” For more information on this film, visit FRESHthemovie.com.
Film Series Schedule:
- FRESH, June 29
- A Chemical Reaction, July 27
- What is Organic in Organic , August 31
- Raw for Thirty , September 28
- No Impact Man , October 26
- The World According to Monsanto , November 30
For more information on the series and future films, visit twinoaksfarm.net or contact Renee Savary at Renee@winoaksfarm.net or Jennifer Kuntz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
06-28-2010, 09:33 PM #2
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Thank you Jen and Renee!
06-29-2010, 09:49 PM #4
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Big crowd, great film, wonderful first night of the film series! Many in the crowd commented that it was better than Food Inc.
Keep an eye out for the July film!
06-29-2010, 10:04 PM #5
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Fresh is a great film, going beyond Food Inc.. If you didn't see it tonight, get your hands on a copy. Looking forward to the rest of the series, especially with the addition of the Eat Local element. See you next month.click >> Filter your water instead of using bottled water << click
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06-29-2010, 11:07 PM #6
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A Chemical Reaction, July 27
Dr. Irwin’s persuasive arguments and data to back her findings eventually led the town of Hudson to enact a by-law that banned the use of all chemical pesticides and herbicides. The most mighty chemical companies in North America put their full legal weight on the tiny town and eventually the case made it to the Supreme Court.
The town’s right to protect its citizens was upheld, and — like a row of dominos — other municipalities followed suit. The movement spread so far and wide that the entire province of Quebec enacted a ban and Home Depot stopped putting the dangerous pesticide products on their shelves.
Paul Tukey, one of the nation’s leading experts on organic lawn care has been following this story for years. After becoming seriously ill with acute pesticide sensitivity from applying chemical lawn products in his own lawn care business, he became an outspoken advocate for alternatives to chemical lawn care. He travels across the country lecturing on the subject and has written the nation’s leading book on organic lawn care titled, The Organic Lawn Care Manual.
This documentary follows his journey that leads to the doorstep of Hudson, Quebec. It’s an inspiring story of overcoming great odds and demonstrates the power of people coming together to effect great change in our society.
see website for trailer and more information
It was much less confrontational/preachy than Food Inc. and was much more positive - featuring farmers and businesses to show that sustainable, healthy, and "non-factory" food production was very feasible.
Made a lot of good points using basic common sense (cows should eat grass, not other dead animals, you don't need to spend thousands medicating animals when they don't stand in their own sh!t all day) and firsthand commentary about the financial realities of different farming methods.
Overall message of the movie was that you get what you pay for - on the nutrition, health, economic, and social level.
06-30-2010, 10:36 AM #8
Definitely the best movie in this genre I've yet seen, and I've seen a lot! Rather than a lot of blaming and hand-wringing about how bad industrial foood production is, the filmmakers spent a lot of time with people who are successfully marrying the best of modern technology and science with common sense and traditional methods for amazingly productive, organic, delicious intensive food production that conserves energy while healing and nourishing the earth rather than depleting or polluting it. Stewardship at its finest.
Kudos to Jen and Renee, and The Rep, for putting on this fantastic show. Can't wait for the July movie!Susan Horn
I was flipping through my June Bon Appetit and it featured Will Allen, the urban farmer in "Fresh."
Though his comments on race were interesting - that there was a stigma for many African Americans against growing their own food due to a history of sharecropping.
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