Take It Slow
A few films contrasting local versus industrial food production.
Check out Film and Audio's Sustainable September film series on Saturday, September 12, 3-5 PM (Ladies of the Land), Thursday, September 17, 6-7:30 PM (Slow Food Revolution), and Saturday, September 26, 3-5 PM (Gimme Green).
DVD S521.5.N7 A442 2007x
In a little town in upstate New York, a close-knit family struggles to hold onto a small dairy farm. At the center of this story is Langdon "Lanny" Ames, the fifth generation to work this land. Lanny is faced with an uncertain future when all of his children turn away from the family tradition to build new lives elsewhere.
DVD TP248.65.F66 F8826 2004x
An examination of the growing prevalence of unlabeled genetically-modified foods and the complex web of market and political forces involved, as well as an exploration of organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture. Watch the trailer.
DVD HD9005.G663 2006x
A discussion of the economic and social benefits of connecting regional agriculture with new markets and consumers. Emphasizes the necessity that consumers be provided information concerning the provenance of the food they eat, including the many steps between the farm and the table.
DVD HD9049.C8 U16585 2007x
Two friends embark on an experiment to grow a bumper crop of corn on an acre of land in Greene, Iowa. Following the harvest, they investigate what becomes of their crop, only to be enlightened to some unsettling facts concerning the economics of corn and the nutritional aspects of corn products. Watch the trailer.
DVD SF140.L58 O97 2009x
A visual essay on factory mechanization employed in modern industrial food production.
DVD TX731.S62 2005x
Travel to Italy, Mexico and Australia to learn about the origins and development of the international eco-gastronomic movement known as the slow food movement.
DVD HC79.E5 S866565 2008x
Especially geared towards young adults, this documentary explores some of the challenges and successes of sustainability, including a section on sustainable agriculture.
DVD HD9482.U64 M66 2008x
Monsanto has become the world leader in genetically-modified organisms, as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. Today, Monsanto has reinvented itself as a "life sciences" company converted to the virtues of sustainable development, but is it really? Watch the trailer.