Neighborhood Farm Initiative Film Screening: "A Community of Gardeners" by Cintia Cabib
The Neighborhood Farm Initiative will present a very special 30-minute work-in-progress screening of the locally-filmed documentary "A Community of Gardeners" at the Letelier Theater in Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening, August 27, 2009.
The evening will begin with locally-produced drinks and local light fare accompanied by live music.
A short film "Food Justice: A Growing Movement" will introduce a concern that extends beyond urban food security to address environmental racism, health issues, and the failure of our conventional food system to reach communities that bear the consequences of social inequity.
Then, a work-in-progress screening of "A Community of Gardeners" will headline the evening. Through the voices of young people, senior citizens, immigrants, garden volunteers and educators, "A Community of Gardeners" explores the vital role of seven urban community gardens in Washington, D.C., not only as sources of fresh, nutritious food, but as outdoor classrooms, places of healing, centers of social interaction, and oases of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker, Cintia Cabib.
Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for local fare and drinks. Program and screenings will begin at 7:30. A small surcharge applies for online credit card sales. Cash or check accepted at the door, if seats are still available. Proceeds benefit programming of the Neighborhood Farm Initiative and the production of "A Community of Gardeners." Visit Neighborhood Farm Initiative on the web at neighborhoodfarm.110mb.com and learn more about "A Community of Gardeners" at www.communityofgardeners.com.
Please buy your ticket early to ensure yourself a seat!
Special thanks to Media That Matters Film Festival for providing use of "Food Justice: A Growing Movement." Media that Matters Film Festival is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day and a project of Arts Engine, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Visit them online at www.mediathatmattersfest.org.
Special thanks as well to Chef Trey Massey for his culinary expertise and to Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op, the P Street Whole Foods Market, Giant Food Supermarkets, and Safeway for their generous support.
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