Filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes will join David Haight, New York Director of American Farmland Trust; Hudson Valley Farmer Cheryl Rogowski (winner of a 2004 MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant), and Jacquie Berger, Executive Director, Just Food for a discussion and reception following the screening. Jen Small, of AFT and Flying Pigs Farm, will moderate.
We are what we eat. We’re also how we grow what we eat. Filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes takes a close look at the innovative alternatives to industrial food production that have been championed by visionaries from around the country: urban farmer and activist Will Allen, sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, and Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, among others. Where our current system fails us by contaminating the soil, water, and sometimes the food itself, smaller scale sustainable practices offer a hopeful new vision of healthier land, animals, and, ultimately, people.
Ana Sofia Joanes, USA, 2009; 72m
Co-presented by the American Farmland Trust.
About Green Screens and Independents Night
The Film Society’s Green Screens program addresses through film the vital environmental concerns of global warming, the safety of our food supply, sustainable living, and more. Green Screens is programmed by Isa Cucinotta and Marian Masone.
Independents Night showcases New York premieres of American documentaries every other month at the Walter Reade Theater, making it one of the city’s foremost venues for non-fiction work. With the filmmakers in attendance, this provocative evening of discovery and exploration includes a Q&A and reception following the film. Independents Night is programmed by Marian Masone.