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ALAMEDA– Screening of EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC
January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ALAMEDA– Kick-off a Year of Sustainable Gardening! Join Alameda Backyard Growers at 7pm on January 11, 2018 at Rhythmix Cultural Works for a screening of filmmaker Mark Kitchell’s new film: Evolution of Organic.
This is the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It’s a heartfelt journey of change, from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It’s the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years.
From filmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new saga of social change, Evolution of Organic. It is the story of the organic agriculture movement, told by those who built it, capturing the entire arc of organic, from its alternative origins to mainstream triumph. Not just a history, the film also explores the next generation expanding organic and carbon farming as a solution to climate change. Mark Kitchell leads us on a fascinating journey into the evolution of organic led by a motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters rejecting chemical farming and creating organic alternatives.
Mark Kitchell is best known for Berkeley in the Sixties, which was nominated for an Academy Award. More recently, he made A Fierce Green Fire, a big-picture synthesis of environmental activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Mark grew up in San Francisco, went to NYU film school, and has had a long career in film and TV production, beginning with Grand Theft Auto and including a Brazilian soap opera.
EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC is supported in part by California Humanities.