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FRESNO– Film Screening of EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC followed by Panel Discussion

December 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am11:00 am


FRESNO– Film Screening Friday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building) December 1: Evolution of Organic (2016) Panel Discussants: Mark Kitchell (Director) Tony Azevedo, Tom Willey, Glenn Anderson, Joe Soghomonian and Bryce Loewen. Directed by Mark Kitchell’s (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire), Evolution of Organic is the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the organic movement in California. 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 is 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 between an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It is the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years. Evolution of Organic is not just history, but also a look into an exciting and critical future. Several local organic Central Valley farmers are featured in the film, including our own Tom Willey and David “Mas” Masomoto. 77 minutes. All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays. CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions. Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation. For further information about CineCulture: CineCulture Club invites invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter, and check the club website for film updates. Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC was supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project Grant. 


December 1, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 am


CSU Fresno Student Recreation Center Building
Fresno, CA 93710 United States + Google Map