Film Screening and Discussion
The Hood River Library will host a screening and discussion of Gaining Ground, a film about growing food, empowering communities and changing lives on April 27 at 7pm.
The film will talk about the impacts of industrial agriculture and the effects of genetically engineered food. The documentary film by Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein, is an intimate view of rural and urban farmers embracing this challenge.
The film presents the personal stories of farmers and activists confronting the challenges of feeding their local communities sustainably grown food. The documentary interweaves experiences of Urban Tilth’s farmer-activists transforming corners of Richmond, California’s inner city food desert into vibrant community gardens; Sun Gold Farm, a small family farm in rural Oregon converting from commodity dairy to sustainably grown produce and Stalford Seed Farms in the Willamette Valley transitioning from growing grass seed to organic grains. As the film explores these paradigm shifts, it personalizes class, gender, race and environmental justice issues by rooting them within narratives of compelling individuals. While the film is sober about the obstacles to creating change, it points the way toward hope.
View the GAINING GROUND trailer: http://www.gaininggroundmovie.org
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at http://hoodriverlibrary.org.