Thursday, April 8, 2010

Whole Foods Market Presents: 'Let's Retake Our Plates' film series at the DSC!

Feast your eyes on a collection of films about our food supply and the visionary people who are making it better, one bite at a time Thursday, April 29th, at the Detroit Science Center!

Food, Inc. (2008)

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

The Garden (2008)

The 14 acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles was the largest of its kind in the United States. It was started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992. Since that time, the South Central Farmers have created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now bulldozers threaten their oasis. The Garden is an unflinching look at the struggle between these urban farmers and the City of Los Angeles and a powerful developer who want to evict them and build warehouses.

What’s On Your Plate? (2009)

What’s On Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. 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. They visit the usual supermarkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms, but also check into innovative sustainable food system practices and locally grown food communities.

No Impact Man (2009)

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact

Doors open at 5:00 pm, first films start at 5:30 pm

$10 per person, $20 per family. Purchase tickets at any of the three Metro Detroit Whole Foods Market locations or at the door (cash only at the door). Limited Tickets Available.

All proceeds benefit The Greening of Detroit and the Detroit Science Center.

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  1. $10 per person, $20 per family. This includes dinner too right? Wow - quite a deal for seeing 2 out of the 4 films, plus good eats. This is a great offering.

  2. this IS a great idea/value - but I wish I had heard about it sooner!

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