When: Saturday, May 25, 2013 8am to 3pm
Location: The Flea at the Downs
Purchase Tickets Online or by phone at (505) 983-7726
General Admission: $12
SF Institute Members, Seniors and students over 18: $10
Under 18: Free
Admission includes food before the movie. End times vary depending on movie length.
8th Annual Wednesday night movie series sponsored by the Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute featuring insightful, thought-provoking movies covering a diverse array of topics related to agriculture, sustainability, food sources, climate change and other issues related to ecology and the community. Admission to the movie includes local food often tied to the theme of the movie. Each movie is fllowed by a guest speaker and question and answer session.
January 23 - "Climate Refugees"
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?
February 27 - "Rooted Lands"
“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
March 20 - "Genetic Roulette"
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 GMOs
April 17 - "The Light Bulb Conspiracy"
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.
May 22 - "Edible City"
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.