2014 Non-GMO Film Series

2014 NON-GMO Films

LOCATION:

Clinton Street Theater

2522 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 238-5588

 


Film Descriptions and Trailers

 

GENETIC ROULETTE

SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 6:00 PM
Director: Jeffrey M Smith
Country: USA | India | South Africa
Year: 2012
Runtime: 85 minutes

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology. After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets eating GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves. This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.

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FORKS OVER KNIVES

SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 8:00 PM
Director: Lee Fulkerson
Country: USA
Year: 2011
Runtime: 90 minutes

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

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KING CORN

SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 6:00 PM
Director: Aaron Woolf
Country: USA
Year: 2007
Runtime: 88 minutes

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.

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EDIBLE CITY

SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 8:00 PM
Director: Andrew Hasse
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 55 minutes

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The film digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding inspirational, grass-roots solutions based on growing local food systems and economies.

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THE FUTURE OF FOOD

SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 6:00 PM
Director: Deborah Koons (as Deborah Garcia)
Country: USA
Year: 2004
Runtime: 88 minutes

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed about the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply. Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis.

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SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL

SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 8:00 PM
Director: Deborah Koons
Country: USA
Year: 2012
Runtime: 104 minutes

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

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FOOD, INC.

SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 6:00 PM
Director: Robert Kenner
Country: USA
Year: 2008
Runtime: 94 minutes

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

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QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are The Bees Telling Us?

SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 8:00 PM
Director: Taggart Siegel
Country: USA | New Zealand | France | Germany | Switzerland | Italy | UK | Australia
Year: 2010
Runtime: 83 minutes

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

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