2018 Feast on This! Film Festival
November 8 - 10, 2018
MFCC and the Monadnock Food Coop presents the 2018 "Feast on This! Film Festival" featuring movies that highlight a diversity of issues and viewpoints related to food and agriculture. Films chosen spark conversation among the community about what we value about the farms in our region, and action around building stronger, local, regional, and national sustainable food systems.
2018 FILM SCHEDULE:
11.8.18 - Thursday
6:30pm Franklin Elementary School cafeteria
Hosted by Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger and Franklin Cares
Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
Christine Parshall, UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connections will share how her program provides free, hands-on nutrition education to limited-resource families in schools and in the home. The Community Kitchen will serve locally sourced snacks and attendees are encouraged to bring donations of food for distribution to local pantries.
11.9.18 - Friday
FARMERS FOR AMERICA
6:30pm, Stonewall Farm
Hosted by - National Center for Appropriate Technology - Northeast Regional Office
With the average age of the U.S. farmer pushing 60, and with young people unable to afford farmland and equipment, WHO will grow our food? Farmers For America explores the challenges our farmers are facing and the reasons why agriculture is facing a looming skills gap unlike anything we've ever encountered.
Daniel Prial of NCAT will lead an informative and lively panel discussion with members of Land For Good, the Monadnock Conservancy and others about how they work with local landowners and beginning farmers to keep land active in farming.
Pisgah Farm will be serving hors d’oeuvres.
MORE THAN HONEY
1pm, Antioch University New England
Hosted by Community Garden Connections
Over the past 15 years, numbers of colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. In the latest estimates, 1.5 million (out of 2.4 million total beehives) have disappeared across 27 states in the U.S.
Eighty percent of plant species require bees to be pollinated. Without bees, there is no pollinization, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth.
Local beekeeping organizations join CGC for a discussion about what is being done locally to combat colony collapse disorder and to find out what you can do to help.
CGC will serve their locally grown popcorn!
BREWS + BITES + REAL FOOD MEDIA POPUP FILM FESTIVAL, 7pm - 9pm at The Hive at Hannah Grimes Center; a Machina Arts collaboration! Hosted by MFCC and Cheshire County Conservation District
*Ten, 4-minute Real Food Media Popup Festival winning shorts feature real FOOD HEROES whose innovation in farming is changing the way we eat!
SHORTS: Kelly Street Garden, At Needle Point, Our Work is Life, Mama Adrienne, Harmony Gardens, Under the Wall, Hunger in America’s Heartland, Dictionary of a Food Hero, Bread, Homegirl, Edible Jungle
Celebrate our local food heroes, "FARMERS HELPING FARMERS", a Monadnock Region farmshare program seeking to connect people and farms by subsidizing the cost of summer CSA shares.
CASH BAR + HORS D'OEUVRES by CC&D's Market and Pisgah Farm
Suggested donation per film: $10/per person or $30/film festival pass on sell at film venues the day of screening.
All proceeds go towards film & venue rentals and to the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition.
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