Tuesday, April 10th, 7:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street
In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability, Eating Alabama is a story about why food matters.
Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Andrew Grace, Monique Stefani of the New Haven Food Policy Council, and Cara Donovan of CitySeed. Moderated by Jeremy Oldfield of the Yale Sustainable Food Project.
Don't miss: Andrew will be hosting a special filmmaking workshop on Wednesday April 11th. For details, click here.
Andrew Beck Grace is a documentary filmmaker and native Alabamian. He's a past fellow at the CPB/PBS Producers Academy and directs the Documenting Justice program at the University of Alabama.
20 min. Around 75% of global cotton production takes place in developing countries. Extensive environmental and human rights abuses occur during production, including the excessive and unsustainable use of pesticides and freshwater.
Running Time: 61 Minutes
Director: Andrew Beck Grace
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· Colin Beavan, ‘No Impact Man’
· Eating Alabama
· EFFY After Dark
· Enjoy Your Meal!
· Filmmaking Workshop with Andrew Grace
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· The Last Mountain
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