Thought some of you might be interested in this.
The Lowell Film Collaborative and the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project invite you to attend a FREE screening of “Farmageddon” on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center theater at 246 Market Street in downtown Lowell. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the screening will begin at 6:30 PM. Eventbrite registration page – PLEASE RSVP!
Filmmaker Kristin Canty will be in attendance to join local farmers, and local food activists and educators from the Merrimack Valley in a Q&A session following the screening of the film.
About the film, from http://farmageddonmovie.com/: Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasonably burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.
The Merrimack Valley has a rich history of farming that fed generation after generation, before, during and after the start of the American Industrial Revolution. There is a growing number of people working to preserve and rebuild our diverse small-farm ecosystem to provide better food and a better world, for today and the future.
As this event is just after Thanksgiving, those willing and able are encouraged to bring locally-sourced or homemade snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share and give thanks. Please note that while admission for this event is free, there is a suggested $5 donation to help offset the costs of the venue.