Wilton Library Screens “Food Fight”

WLA – Sneak Peek Screening of Documentary “Food Fight”, with Discussion and Tasting

Thursday November 5, 2009

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Brubeck Room

posterw_cleanweb2Join the Wilton Library for a special screening of “Food Fight” with special guest, Director Christopher Taylor.  You will be getting an opportunity to see a multi-award winning, first-run documentary before it goes nationwide.  FOOD FIGHT is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.  About the film, Variety says ‘Pic is well-intentioned and informative… with an abundance of personality.’

Following the film, director Christopher Taylor will moderate a panel discussion with Bill Duesing, Executive Director of CT NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, and also organic farmer, environmental artist, and author of Living on the Earth: Eclectic Essays for a Sustainable and Joyful Future; Chef Michel Nischan of The Dressing Room restaurant in Westport, whose nonprofit Wholesome Wave Foundation (http://www.wholesomewave.org/) focuses on local agriculture and access to healthy foods; and Jim Hunter, responsible for developing the garden at Wilton High School, followed by an audience Q&A.  And to cap this exciting evening, Chef Michel will provide tastings of locally grown foods.

The evening is made possible by the Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation for Wilton Library’s Environmental Initiative. No charge.  Registration strongly recommended. To register, please call 203-762-3950 or visit www.wiltonlibrary.org/events. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton.

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