St. John Film presents its next ‘On Screen/In Person’ screening of a thought-provoking 59 minute documentary, “What’s Organic About ‘Organic’?” The free screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay.
The documentary illustrates that organic food extends well beyond personal choice and into the realm of social responsibility. It delves into the debates that arose when the grassroots agricultural movement: organic farming, evolved into a booming international market, and reveals what’s at stake in creating and maintaining meaningful standards for organic production.
Each of the film’s characters is intimately connected to the organic world; they’re farmers, activists and scientists. While many folks can easily endorse ‘organic’, the film takes the discussion beyond just shopping for another eco-label. As we glimpse into the lives of the film’s characters, we see how organic agriculture has the potential to solve many of our environmental and health problems. The film explores how organic farming can be used as a soil and air protection system, a healthy solution to toxic pollution and an innovative means to combat global warming.
The filmis a call to action, compelling us to look forward, towards a new vision for our culture and encourages us to ask, “How can we eat with an ecological consciousness?”
The post film discussion will engage both the director Shelley Rogers and co-producer Marty Mesh to provide personal insights into the filming process and to answer questions on the organic food movement. In addition, Josephine and Hugo Roller from Josephine’s Organic Greenswill be on hand to lend a local perspective on organic farming.
For more information about upcoming films, St. John Film Society or to become a Film Society member visit: http://www.stjohnfilm.com.