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          March 22-27 2012 Lexington KY         gfc40    

2012 Good Foods Board Film Series
In its third year, Good Foods Board Film Series features films and speakers chosen to stimulate discussion and increase awareness on issues concerning food, health, energy, and the environment with an emphasis on social justice. We strive to bring various sectors of our community together to strengthen our cooperative movement.


Good Foods Board of Directors in partnership with the annual Bluegrass Local Food Summit will present Farmageddon. “Many of you have seen Food Inc. and Fresh. Now it’s time for the next level. Why is local food pricey and hard to find? Who owns your
body? What kind of terror do America’s food police inflict on heritage food providers?
This is strong language, but we live in disturbing times. You owe it to your children to empower yourself with the truth about food safety and food choice,” said Joel Salatin.

When: Tuesday, March 27, 6 – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Central Library Theatre (limited seating of 139)
Speakers: John-Mark Hack of Marksbury Farm Market and Susan Miller of Bleugrass Chevre
Movie: www.farmageddonmovie.com
Presenting Partner: Bluegrass Local Food Summit

Other films in the series:
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, degenerative
diseases can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed
foods. The storyline traces the journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional
biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, a former top surgeon
at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Their separate research led them to the same
conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several
forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented — and many cases reversed — by
adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet.
When: Tuesday, April 24, 6 – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Central Library Theatre (limited seating of 139)
Speakers: Registered Dietician Danita Hines; Dr. Jana Fortner, Naturopathic Doctor;
and Good Foods owner Jim Stipp (he will share his heart disease reversal story)
Movie: www.forksoverknives.com

YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip)
Good Foods Board of Directors in partnership with Slow Foods Bluegrass will present YERT.
50 States. One Year. Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road. “The
Fillini trio of the climate justice movement, the YERT crew has managed to pull off the
impossible in the world of cinema – a deeply absorbing and often hilarious road trip that
confronts the badlands of our nation’s spiraling descent into dirty energy darkness, only
to emerge along the solar roadways and wind-swept plains into the myriad possibilities
for new power and sustainable living. By the dramatic end of Your Environmental Road
Trip, audiences will not only cheer, but feel compelled to spring to their feet to join and
inspiring movement for change,” said Jeff Biggers, author, Huffington Post.
When: Tuesday, May 22, 6 – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Central Library Theatre (limited seating of 139)
Speaker: Thomas Webb, LFUCG Environmental Initiatives Program Manager
Movie: www.yert.com
Presenting Partner: Slow Foods Bluegrass

Bag It
This highly entertaining and eye-opening film follows everyman Jeb Berrier as he navigates
our plastic-reliant world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American
who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics.
When: Tuesday, June 26, 6 – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Central Library Theatre (limited seating of 139)
Speakers: Esther Moberly, LFUCG Recycling Center; Steve Davis, Program Director
Bluegrass Career Development Center; and Dan Arnett, Good Foods Market
& Café Store Manager
Movie: www.dosomethingreel.com/films/bagit.php

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most
important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis.
Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at
both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and
corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question “CAN ANYONE
When: Tuesday, July 24, 6 – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Central Library Theatre (limited seating of 139)
Speakers: To Be Announced
Movie: www.flowthefilm.com/trailer

A Chemical Reaction
A Chemical Reaction tells the story of one of the most powerful and effective community
initiatives in the history of North America. It started with one lone voice in 1984. Dr. June
Irwin, a dermatologist, noticed a connection between her patients’ health conditions
and their exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides. With relentless persistence she
brought her concerns to town meetings to warn her fellow citizens that the chemicals they
were putting on their lawns posed severe health risks and had unknown side effects on the
When: Tuesday, August 28, 6 – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Central Library Theatre (limited seating of 139)
Speakers: Ann Bowe, Landscape Designer and Mary Carol Cooper, Retired Native Plant
Coordinator, Salato Wildlife Education Center
Movie: www.pfzmedia.com

Contact info:

Jim Embry

 Sustainable Communities Network

573 Stratford Dr. Lexington, KY 40503

http://sustainlex.org/, embryjim@gmail.com, 859-270-3699







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