A Talk By Ana Joanes
Finding Our Place
The Sustainable Food System as a Metaphor For our Life
-a talk by Ana Joanes, Director of FRESH
DATE: August 26, 2010
TIME: 6:30 PM (talk starts promptly at 7 PM)
LOCATION: Brooklyn Creative League, 540 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
PRICE: $5 suggested donation at the door
RSVP: Limited Seating, please RSVP below!
By exploring the meaning of the word sustainability, we begin to develop a vision of a complex web of life where each element -- soil, water, worms, animals, wind, trees, insects, etc -- has a place and a role. Joel Salatin explains in FRESH that chicken should be allowed to express their chicken-ness, pig their pig-ness, cow their cow-ness. And, he adds “when you do that, everything else falls into place.” Following this model also brings a radical perspective on our own lives. As we come to see ourselves as part of this incredible web, we can realize the power and impact of expressing our individual voice and celebrating our uniqueness.
Note that this event does not include a screening of FRESH, but screening licenses will be available for sale.
Bio For Ana Joanes:
Ana was born in Portugal and grew up in Switzerland. Following a travel-abroad program exploring the impact of globalization on the environment and culture, Ana came to the U.S. to study. After a BA in political science from Barnard college, Ana graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was awarded as a Stone Scholar and Human Rights Fellow. Before dedicating herself to filmmaking, Ana founded Reel Youth, Inc., a video production program for youth coming out of detention, and other under-served youth. Her first documentary, Generation Meds, explored our fears and misgivings about mental illness and medication. FRESH, Ana’s second documentary, celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.
Event Location540 President Street #3B
Brooklyn, NY 11215