Monday, April 27, 2015

"King Corn" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library, Sat. 5/9/15 3-6p

Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "King Corn" on Saturday 5/9/2015 from 3 - 6p.

This film follows filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the East Coast who move to the heartland to learn were their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat - and how we farm.
Here is a link to the trailer:
http://www.kingcorn.net/

After the film, we will be hosting a lively discussion to explore the issues brought up in the film.

Sunnyvale Public Library, Public Room, 665 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Partners: Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale, Transition Silicon Valley

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope "Just Eat It" on 4/24/15 7:15p in Palo Alto

Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope
Just Eat It
A food waste movie


Winner of numerous awards, including Audience Choice at the 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival.
“Hugely entertaining… will leave audiences gobsmacked.” - Variety

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant (remember them from the Clean Bin Project film?) dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food – you’ll see what happens.

After the film, join the discussion and hear Maybo Auyeung from Zero Waste Palo Alto share what’s happening locally.

Friday April 24, 2015
7:30pm (come at 7:15pm for social time)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Fireside Room
505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA


All ages welcome
$5 recommended donation - no one turned away for lack of funds

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Films of Vision and Hope focuses on positive solutions to  environmental and social problems affecting our world. Provocative films, great discussion, and opportunities to connect with others who want to make a difference.
Sponsored by Transition Silicon Valley, Transition Palo Alto, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, and Zero Waste Palo Alto.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

"What's on Your Plate?" film screening at Sunnyvale Public Library on Thurs. 4/23/15 6-9p

Films of Vision and Hope comes to the Sunnyvale Public Library. You are invited to join us at the library for the screening of "What's on Your Plate?" on Thursday 4/23/2015 from 6 - 9p.

What's on Your Plate is filmed over the course of one year and follows two eleven year old multi-racial city kids Sadie and Safiyah as they explore their place in the food chain.  Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion, the girl guides talk to each other, food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, and the viewer, in their quest to understand what's on all of our plates.
Here is a link to the trailer
http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/about/watch

After the film, we will be hosting a lively discussion to explore the issues brought up in the film.

Sunnyvale Public Library, Public Room, 665 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Partners: Charles Street Gardens, Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale, Transition Silicon Valley

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