Tuesday, November 18, 2008

UW Film Event: Faces From the New Farm

See a hot new documentary for free at GW before it screens at Princeton's Environmental Film Festival!

UW20 students will be interested in a free screening of a new documentary "Garden Cycles Bike Tour Presents: Faces from the New Farm" on Tuesday, November 18, 5:30 p.m., Visitor Center, 22nd & H Sts. NW. Discussion will be led by filmmaker Lara Sheets. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the University Writing Program.

The film chronicles a 2,000 mile bicycle trip made by Lara Sheets, Liz Tylander, and Kat Shiffler to explore the budding environmental agriculture and local food movement. From the mid-Atlantic up into New England and Canada, they discover people and communities finding solutions to the environmental excesses of industrialized agriculture.

This event should be of particular interest to UW20 faculty and students because Sheets will be discussing how this project is connected to research techniques and interests she developed as an undergraduate. The film and discussion will also address the rhetoric of social change, so it will be particularly relevant for related UW20 sections.

Website for the film and the filmmakers: http://womensgardencycles.wordpress.com/

link to a Washington Post news story about them: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artsandliving/homeandgarden/

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