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Fresh Film

(post, Asta Schuette)

I received an e-mail about the release of the newest documentary on the food system in the U.S., "Fresh."  Since press releases are thoughtfully crafted, and I haven't seen the film yet, I will just use their language.  

"FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.  Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur's 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy."

If you're in the Boston area there is a screening Thursday May 28th at 7 p.m.
Harvard will host the screening at: Harvard Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street, Room B-103, Cambridge, MA 02138

The screening at Harvard will also include a truly amazing panel.  So even if the film is a dud (which I highly doubt!) it's worth going just to hear the panel.  Following the screening you can experience the awesomeness of the follow local food gurus: 
 Theresa McCulla (Moderator), Manager, Harvard’s Food Literacy Project
 Joel Salatin, Founder, Polyface Farms
 Will Allen, Founder, Growing Power
 Henrietta Davis, Cambridge City Council
 Michael Leviton, Chef, Lumiere Restaurant
 Ana Joanes, Director & Producer of FRESH

You can purchase tickets ($15) and find other screenings at the film's website:
If and Only An Almond Bean.