September 9, 2011 – September 10, 2011
“An eye-popping wake-up call” —Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Farmageddon tells the story of small family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies – and seeks to figure out why.
Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small, family-operated farms. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems – most often the industrial food chain – policymakers and regulators target and often drive out of business small farms that buckle under the weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.
Farmageddon urges farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely, free from unreasonably burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that a growing movement is taking action with dollars and voting power to protect the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.
View trailer: http://vimeo.com/16513455
Friday, September 9 Noon and 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 10 8:00 pm