Join us for a film series that focuses on Indigenous Food Sovereignty movements, and the potential for our local food systems!
Winter Film Series
This winter, as we continue to reflect on concepts of food sovereignty, our responsibilities to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation whose territories we occupy, and the need for more localized food systems – we invite you to watch three phenomenal documentaries with us online.
The payment structure is sliding scale by donation. We ask if you have a good financial situation you reflect that within your donation and if you have a less stable financial situation please only put what you feel able to contribute and not donating anything is very okay if it is not within your means. We do not want anyone to not join because of pricing. The money will be split between Eat Local Grey Bruce & M’Wikwedong.
We have partnered with M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre to bring this film series to you. Here is a bit about the films:
Kiss The Ground: January 27th 2022 @ 7pm
Kiss the Ground, a new documentary focusing on the connections between land use, soil degradation, and the ongoing climate crisis. Based on a book of the same name, and directed by award-winning filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell, the film shows how soil health is tied to the overall health of our planet, and how innovative practices such as regenerative agriculture can help renew ecosystems and, when applied at a global scale, combat climate change. By regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. The film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.
Seed: February 24th 2022 @ 7pm
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
Food For The Rest Of Us: March 24th 2022 @ 7pm
Food for the Rest of Us is a feature film that presents 4 stories of people living life on their own terms, serving as leaders who are lending their voice to the underdog and leading a revolution to a better world, from the ground up! An Indigenous-owned, youth run organic farm in Hawaii, and Black urban grower in Kansas City who runs a land-farm at East High School, A female Kosher Butcher in Colorado working with the Queer Community and an Inuit community on the Arctic Coast who are adapting to climate change with a community garden in a small geodesic dome.
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