People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Time: April 19, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Images Cinema
Street: Spring Street
Website or Map: http://imagescinema.org/film_…
Event Type: film
Organized By: Co-sponsored by the Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program, Storey Publishing, Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, and Images Cinema.
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2012
Introduction and post-film discussion with Brent Wasser, Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program Manager at Williams College
A timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns, and the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit.
Starring: Ian Cheney, Simon Beins
Truck Farm is a whimsical, musically-narrated, documentary film about urban agriculture. Filmmaker Ian Cheney (King Corn) planted a 1/1000th-acre farm in the back of his 1986 Dodge pick-up-truck in the spring of 2009, after coming to New York City and lacking any other place of his own to grow food. Using green-roof materials, heirloom seeds, and a healthy dose of optimism and humor, Ian created a mobile community farm that yielded a wide range of vegetables and led to the discovery and exploration of other creative, quirky, community-based agriculture efforts all over the city.
With director Sharon Wyrrick. There will be an intermission at 1:30pm, during which there will be a Local Foods Tasting
This film document reflects the dynamic nature of local food and farming in the Northern Berkshire community over two years (2008-2010). The footage follows some of the key players in the developing local food system in interviews, in the course of their everyday work, as well as in the challenges they face. Director/editor Sharon Wyrrick calls this a film document, as it does not tell a single story, but reflects the lives and commitments of a community hard at work creating a vibrant local food system.
A new generation of farmers is redefining agriculture in America. Small, modern, sustainable and rooted in community, these local farms are in the forefront of a movement growing across the nation.
Q&A with director Ben Stechschulte,followed by a reception.
Co-sponsored by the Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program, Storey Publishing, Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, and Images Cinema.