Pig Business screening with The Meatrix Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 6:30pm
There will be a panel discussion about factory farming after the film followed by a reception in the Furman Gallery. Panelists include: Diane Hatz (Founder, Sustainable Table; Executive Producer, The Meatrix), Michael Yezzi and Jennifer Small (Owners, Flying Pigs Farm) as well as Jillian Gladstone (Pure Farms, Pure Water Campaign, Waterkeeper Alliance).
Four years ago, seasoned campaigner, eco-warrior, and mother of three Tracy Worcester set out to discover who was paying the real price for the cheap, imported pork on sale in Britain’s supermarkets. Pig Business follows the director as she infiltrates farms and firms in Europe and North America, uncovering maltreatment, mismanagement, and the damaging effects of intensive pig farming on our food, environment, health, and the welfare of agricultural communities.
Louis Fox’s The Meatrix is a short peek behind the curtain of factory farms.
Please note: Unfortunately, filmmaker Tracy Worcester will not be able to attend the screening.
Tracy Worcester, UK, 2009; 77m
Louis Fox, USA, 2003; 4m
Diane Hatz – Founder, Sustainable Table; Executive Producer, The Meatrix
As Founder of Sustainable Table, Diane Hatz conceived of and developed creative projects to raise awareness and educate consumers about issues surrounding sustainable food and farming, while promoting solutions to the problems caused by factory farms. She is a creative marketing visionary who uses new media, pop culture, humor and entertainment to educate consumers in both traditional and nontraditional ways. Diane is Executive Producer of the award-winning, critically acclaimed The Meatrix animations films as well as Project and Marketing Director for the Meatrix campaign. She is a Founder of the Eat Well Guide, an online consumer directory of sustainably-produced food in the United States and Canada.
Michael Yezzi and Jennifer Small - Owners, Flying Pigs Farm
Flying Pigs Farm is family owned and managed. The pigs are Large Blacks, Gloucestershire Old Spots, and Tamworths, raised with care in the fields and woods.
Jillian Gladstone - Pure Farms, Pure Water Campaign, Waterkeeper Alliance
Jillian coordinates the public advocacy component of the Pure Farms, Pure Water campaign. Through grassroots organizing, media advocacy, and work with member programs and other partners she raises awareness and attention to water quality problems caused by industrial livestock farming.
About Green Screens
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.