Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Food Fight Screening

February 16, 2010, 7:00-9:00 pm
Film Screening & Panel: Food Fight and discussion about Slow Money Alliance
Science Center Lecture Hall A (very close to HLS!)

Does the term “foodie” inspire, irritate, or intrigue you? Do you wonder what the big deal is about food that is locally grown, organic, or “sustainable”? Do you wonder whether your food choices really matter? Join the Harvard University Dining Services Food Literacy Project for a screening of the award-winning documentary Food Fight and a discussion with filmmaker Chris Taylor and Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money Alliance.  Food Fight explores the political and social changes that shaped 20th century American agricultural policy and food culture and the changing relationship between consumers and big agribusiness.  Slow Money Alliance is a new nonprofit that combines principles of philanthropy and investing to “bring money back down to earth” by encouraging investment in small food enterprises, local food systems, and local economies.  Questions?  Contact theresa_mcculla@harvard.edu for information. The event is free and open to the public.  

Also upcoming: focus on nutrition: screening of Supersize Me, Wednesday, March 3, 7:00 pm, CGIS South Building, Tsai Auditorium
Focus on food preparation: screening of Julie and Julia, Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 pm, Science Center Lecture Hall A
Focus on community: screening of The Garden, Wednesday, April 14, 7:00 pm (CGIS), South Building, Tsai Auditorium

1 comment:

  1. Dear Friends at Harvard Law,
    As a member of the undergraduate Class of '76, I am very excited to be screening my documentary at the Science Center Tuesday night. I want to thank Theresa McCulla from the Food Literacy Project for making this happen.
    I also want to note that in addition to Woody Tasch and myself, we will be joined by an organic farmer at the Q&A--Thetis Sammons. Thetis is a co-producer of the documentary and as a farmer, she has been deeply involved in the issues that are central to the film's story. She has a lot to say on these issues, and she rounds out our panel in a very effective way.

    I am looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday,
    Chris Taylor '76
    Director/FOOD FIGHT