Film Series

Project Info

Project Description

Thank you to our Sponsor Partners:
Clark County Green Neighbors and the Vancouver Community Library

FILM LENDING LIBRARY

Our Food and Film series has been bringing environmental documentaries to the community for 8 years. You can borrow the films for free! The Eco-Film Lending Library sponsored by Clark County Green Neighbors makes the films available to borrow for up to two weeks and is free to the general public. See list on the slide or at the link below.

Keep in mind that these films cannot be used for profit. Patrons are limited to check out two at a time for 2 weeks

Please contact: Click Here to go to Request a Film from Clark County Green Neighbors

 

May
28
Tue
Food and Film: How We Grow @ Vancouver Community Library
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Walk into your local grocery store and take a minute to stand in the produce section and take a look around.  Now contemplate where that food comes from? Most of it probably came from California, Mexico, and Central America.  Now head over to the Deli/Butcher/Meat section.  Where and how was that cow, pig or chicken raised, what was it fed and how was it slaughtered?  Were the facilities clean and humane?

Why do we transport our food from far corners of the world, further depending on fossil fuels and losing out on precious nutrients when fresh, organic produce can be grown on small-scale farms within our communities? Supporting local farms not only keeps the food fresh and seasonal, it also keeps your dollars circulating within your local economy.

It is here, in the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado, that HOW WE GROW tells the story of ambitious young farmers building community around locally grown food. This is a story about how young farmers are empowered by the support of mentors, legislators, educational programs, micro-finance organizations and their community in an effort to bring better food choices to their tables.  The system is working here and there is a deeper message still.  HOW WE GROW is the story of Millennials who have recognized a problem within our Global Food System and rather than complaining or soapboxing about the problem, they are getting back to the land, going to work and putting their hand in the dirt to solve that problem.  HOW WE GROW is a story about the next generation of American farmers affecting change.

The core idea driving this film is a desire to take back our power to choose where our food comes from and how it is grown. This is a coming-of-age story of a community of farmers, ranchers, chefs and educators in Western Colorado actively building their local food economy for everyone to enjoy. Their goals are to improve the soil, make local farms completely sustainable, and produce high quality, nutritious food for their community. They are driven by the Permaculture principles of care for the land, care for the people, and sharing the surplus.

We believe this film will inspire other communities to empower a new generation of farmers, who like our characters, envision a sustainable future built on solving problems, not creating them. HOW WE GROW is our call-to-action, to recruit beginning farmers to join the local food revolution.

Trailer

Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:30

Pizza through a generous discount from Vancouver Pizza Company. There will be GF/Vegan as well.

Sponsored in part by: Clark County Green Neighbors and Vancouver Community Library

Jun
25
Tue
Food and Film: Paris to Pittsburgh @ Vancouver Community Library
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Paris to Pittsburgh “From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.”

Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint. I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue; we need meaningful change.” Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan, film narrator.

https://www.paristopittsburgh.com

Trailer (English)

Trailer (Spanish)

Doors open at 5:30 get there early to get a good seat
Pizza at 6:00
Film starts around 6:30

Pizza through a generous discount from Vancouver Pizza Company. There will be GF/Vegan as well.

Sponsored in part by: Clark County Green Neighbors and Vancouver Community Library