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2016 Winter Film Series: Food Patriots

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 03:40 PM

The winter is such a great time of the year to slow down and appreciate the small things in life. These are the best times to sit back, relax, spend time with loved ones, play board games, plan your garden, cook hearty warming dishes, and do some reading. It’s also a great time to watch documentaries about food and sustainable agriculture! To help with the latter, we are excited to host our annual Winter Documentary Film series. The screenings are FREE for all and are hosted at The Ark (address below) on the third Thursday of the Month from January through March 2016. We hope you can join us! Read more about the next film we are screening below.

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Thursday, January 21, 6:30-8:30pm
The Ark (401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua)
Length of Film: 74 minutes

Description: Filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots. The film features urban farmers, organic entrepreneurs, food activists, chefs, 8th graders, high schoolers, college athletes and most surprisingly, a conventional farm family that grows corn and soy while raising thousands of hogs in confinement. This film shows how a family learns to grow together, challenge the status quo and become engaged citizens. Learn more:


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