2 Screenings on World Food Day
We are proud to have Diversidad screened on two Canadian campuses for World Food day. So what exactly is World Food Day? It is celebrated on the 16 of October every year in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in 1945. The theme for 2013 is «Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition» which is very appropriate for our film.
The first screening will be attended by co-director Stefan Verna at Dawson college in Montréal. Screening is free, the event starts at 6pm, Auditorium 5B16. The screening is free for anyone. Organic Pumpkin pie and fair trade coffee and tea will be served! You can see more details on the facebook event page here. We are really excited that farmer Francis Madore will be present. He runs a local organic CSA farm Les Jardins d’Ambroisie near Montréal. We look forward to learning what he’s been up to, how the last season went and any specific local information relating to the issues in the film… we hope he enjoys it!
The second screening is part of Cinema Politica, a great ongoing documentary festival that runs in many cities around the world. Do check them out and see if they organize screenings in your city. They have been an early supporter of ours and we are extremely grateful. I’ve seen many films at Cinema Politica that I would have otherwise never had the chance to see. The screening is taking place in Charlottetown, PEI at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Lecture Theatre C, starts at 7pm and is also free (open for donation). Details on the facebook even page here.
Here is an interesting article by Lester R. Brown on the Huffington Post: 10 Things to know about World Food Day. This really makes you think about the situation of people around the world and what we as individuals can do about it. The very things we see happening in Diversidad: people striving to improve their eating habits and possibly change the world while doing so.