Date(s) - 28/01/2015 - 29/01/2015
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Directed by Ari A Cohen
Canada 2014 | 72 minutes Rated TBA
The Family Farm takes us on a journey across the Canadian countryside, exploring diverse agricultural pursuits of earnest farm families. It is a window into the small-scale food production process. A season spent shadowing farm families from BC, to PEI, to Manitoulin Island, and Elmira, reveals the key role they play in sustaining traditional farm knowledge, promoting environmental stewardship and maintaining food security. The film emphasizes the crucial role family farms play in ensuring the survival and well-being of local communities and environments. The Thurs Jan 29 screening will be followed by a discussion, hosted by staff of IJC and featuring guest speaker, Sri Sethuratnam, of Guelph-based FarmStart.
The presentation of The Family Farm launches a new monthly Ecology Film Series, initiated by the Ignatius Jesuit Centre and the Bookshelf Cinema. The ecology film series is part of their commitment to promote right relationships with creation and among humankind. To learn more visit www.ignatiusguelph.ca