The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute is proud to announce the selections for the 2013 Wednesday Night Movie Series.
“Think melting arctic ice caps are the biggest threat from global warming? Dangers to polar bears? Think again, and think fast.” -Bob Tourtellotte, Reuters, Los Angeles
What sets it apart is that it was sparked by a provocative U.N. finding…which asserts that there are more environmental refugees in the world than political or religious refugees. -Sharon Swart, Variety
Climate Refugees brings to light the heart wrenching truth of what is quickly becoming mankind’s greatest challenge. -Sundance Institute
Climate Refugees is an epic film that documents the urgent plight of millions of people currently being forced to flee their homelands due to changes in the environment and extreme weather events. It highlights the human face of climate change through personal stories from places such as Tuvalu, Bangladesh and New Orleans. The impacts of hurricanes, floods, desertification, sea level rise, droughts and fires are causing mass global migration and border conflicts, all resulting from too little or too much water across the planet. The Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the term climate wars is being talked about in Washington D.C. What can we do to improve the situation and protect future generations?
Selected by film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Cannes, Japan, Scotland and Russia Running Time: 86 minutes (2010)
“Fracking has become a burning issue in Mora and San Miguel counties in recent years. Now a documentary film chronicling local efforts to hold fracking at bay is hitting the big screen in Las Vegas.” – Las Vegas Optic
The rural villages of Mora and San Miguel in New Mexico stand up and speak out against one of the world’s most powerful and dirty industries. Rooted Lands explores the citizen grassroots movement against gas and oil development tactics that include fracking and dramatic production of waste products. As mineral leases are bought by oil and gas speculators in rural counties like Mora and San Miguel, NM citizens are learning they must stand up to protect land and culture from suffering the Four Corners fate: “Mora County…is still pristine. They’re fighting to keep it that way. We’ve already lost that here [in the Four Corners]. The wellheads are leaking. The pits have overflowed…” Rooted Lands shows how the residents of mostly Hispanic villages (among the poorest communities in the U.S.) are speaking out against the powerful, dirty industry that threatens NM’s land and water.
“This is how we change federal law, folks, it starts at the bottom.”
Selection for Santa Fe Film Festival 2012
Selection for Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2013
Running time: 64 minutes.
“Genetic Roulette unveils a world most of us have never seen. It raises alarming questions about GMOs, and we deserve answers. For all that you love, hear this message and act now.” – Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and EcoMind
“Meticulously documented, thoroughly comprehensive, and rivetingly presented, this is more than an adventure story with intense drama and high stakes…Watch it and be galvanized, inspired, and engaged. Then tell everyone you know.” – John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, Founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International
Are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) really safe? Should food labels be required to list GMOs? This expose from Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology may change the way your family wants to eat. Monsanto’s strong-arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Don’t miss this film!
Running Time: 85 minutes.
The Light Bulb Conspiracy
“Dannoritzer’s documentary explores why consumer products don’t last, and the concept of planned obsolescence—the deliberate shortening of a product lifespan to boost consumer demand.” – Richmond Review
“We need to…demand for the sake of a sustainable planet, longer lasting products made with quality components, with strong manufacturer take-back schemes. Most importantly, we must resist our urge to go in for the latest fad or design.” – ecowalkthetalk.com
Once upon a time, products were built to last. Not today. The Light Bulb Conspiracy traces the story of planned obsolescence — the deliberate shortening of product life spans to guarantee consumer demand — from its start in the 1920s with a secret cartel that limited the life of light bulbs to current stories of inkjet printers and iPods. Moving through France, Germany, Spain and the US, this film shows a business practice that is the basis of modern growth- oriented economies. It also shows the result: discarded electronics piling up in huge third world electronic waste sites, ruining land and water where the poorest of the poor live – all in the name of “recycling” from wealthy countries. Offering hope at the end, The Light Bulb Conspiracy depicts the growing spirit of resistance among ordinary consumers, asking: is planned obsolescence itself becoming obsolete?
2011 Winner Ondas Award for International Television
Nominee for Prix Europa Television Documentary
Nominee for Shanghai International TV Festival Best Social Documentary
Running Time: 75 minutes
“The portrayal of the intersection of agriculture with inner-city problems is fresh and inspiring. There are a lot of first-hand glances at everyday people trying in small yet tangible ways to change the world around them: converting liquor stores in West Oakland into organic food markets, or gently teaching cocky high school students where strawberries come from.” – Cynthia Salaysay, East Bay Express
“Inspirational, down-to-earth and a little bit quirky, Edible City captures the spirit of a movement that’s making real change and doing something truly revolutionary: growing the model for a healthy, sustainable local food system.” – Truth Theory
“Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.” – trueactivist.com
Edible City takes viewers on a journey through the local urban farming movement, a trend that began in 2008 by following farmers, cooks, and activists. The conversion of empty lots into organic gardens is a natural and practical response not only to Big Ag, but also to urban problems like food scarcity and obesity. “We have been eating oil for 40 years.” Chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides have given us more food, but at what price? Food issues ranging from obesity to food costs and shortages are escalating in the U.S. Edible City tells the stories of the pioneers who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and do something truly revolutionary: grow local Good Food Systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, economically viable and resilient to climate change and market collapse. It highlights the success of a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood that grows organic food on city plots to benefit local inhabitants. An inspiring, practical model for a healthy, local food system that is environmentally sound and cost effective, Edible City is a must for fresh food lovers.
Running Time: 70 minutes
Where: Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion
Time: Movies begin at 7:00pm
Admission: $12.00 for the general public, $10.00 for Institute Members, seniors, students. Free for students under 18 and Farmers’ Market Vendors. Become an Institute Member the night of, and receive an immediate discount.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THESE GREAT EVENTS!
Ann Coulston & Robert Marcus, Beneficial Farms CSA, Bonita Medical Center, Cafe Pasqual’s, Crumpackers Cafe & Bakeshop, Dan Merians and Morgan Stanley, The Firebird, Green Fire Times, Green Party of Santa Fe, Guadalupe Credit Union, Intergalactic Bread and Space Sauces, Jacona Farm, La Fonda on the Plaza, Lakind Dental Group, La Montanita Coop, The Law Firm of Tim Butler, Los Alamos National Bank, Susan Orth: City Different Realty, Red Mesa Meats, Refugio Verde, Richard Parker DDS, Romero Farms, Santa Fe Reporter, Second Street Brewery, Sotheby’s International Realty Foundation, South Mountain Dairy, Walter Burke Catering, Jeffery B. Wheaton DDS, MD