GMO Awareness Week Film Series

GMO Awareness Week Film Series

July 29th – August 1st

Seattle First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Ave. MAP

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Monday July 29th, 6:00 PM

GMO OMG
(90 Minutes)
Director Jeremy Seifert

GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. GMO OMG trailer


Monday July 29th, 8:00 PM

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
(83 Minutes)
Director Taggart Siegel

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. QUEEN OF THE SUN trailer


Tuesday July 30th, 6:00 PM

The Garden
(80 Minutes)
Scott Hamilton Kennedy

The Garden is about the South Central Farmers, a group of dirt-poor Los Angelenos who took a track of urban ruin and turned it into an Eden–only to see the flora they so lovingly planted and tended be bulldozed by a selfish landowner. This film is about their dignity, determination and their fight to preserve their garden–and what they’ve done to recover from its loss. The Garden trailer


Tuesday July 30th, 8:00 PM

Dirt! The Movie
(80 Minutes)
Directed by Bill Benenson

The Garden is about the South Central Farmers, a group of dirt-poor Los Angelenos who took a track of urban ruin and turned it into an Eden–only to see the flora they so lovingly planted and tended be bulldozed by a selfish landowner. This film is about their dignity, determination and their fight to preserve their garden–and what they’ve done to recover from its loss. Dirt! trailer


Wednesday July 31st, 6:00 PM

The Power of Community; How Cuba Survived the Peak Oil
(53 Minutes)
Directed by Faith Morgan

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call “The Special Period.” The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope. Power of Community trailer


Wednesday July 31st, 7:00 PM

Edible City: Grow the Revolution
(60 Minutes)
Directed by Andrew Hasse

Edible City is a feature-length documentary film that tells the stories of extraordinary people who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and doing something truly revolutionary: growing local Good Food systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, and economically resilient. Edible City trailer


Thursday August 1st, 6:00 PM

The Future of food
(60 Minutes)
Directed by Deborah Koon Garcia

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. The Future of Food trailer


Thursday August 1st, 8:00 PM

Symphony of the Soil
(104 Minutes)
Directed by Deborah Koon Garcia

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. Symphony of the Soil trailer