Critical Issues of Our Times Film Series

Critical Issues Of Our Times Film Series                                                      

The 2017 Community Resiliency Programs sponsored by Stevenson Grange #121 will begin with Seed:  The Untold Story.  This film is about the importance of heirloom seeds to the agriculture of the world, focusing on seed keepers and activists from around the globe.  From the directors’ statement:  “The story of our seeds is a defining story of our time. Caught between the runaway juggernaut of industrial agriculture and the ecological, cultural, and spiritual destruction in its wake, seeds offer us a profound chance to restore mutual harmony between people and planet. They are the eternal promise of an abundant new world waiting to be born. But the time for this redemption is running out. In telling this story, we aim to bring into clear focus the beauty, hope, and magic that seeds represent for humanity at this critical juncture.”  This film will be shown on Tuesday, April 18.

All films will be shown in the Stevenson Library Gallery, at 6:30 pm.

The second film in the series is Before the Flood, a look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.  Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.  Before the Flood will be shown on Tuesday, May 16.

The third film is Consumed, a fictional, dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified (GM) food. The story is anchored by a working-class, single mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son's mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an organic farmer, the chief executive officer of a biotechnology corporation, two scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-cop caught in the middle of it all.  This film was directed by Darryl Wein.  It will be shown on June 20.

The Community Resiliency Programs are co-sponsored by the Stevenson Community Library and Stevenson Grange #121.  Call Mary Repar, Grange Master, at (509) 427-7153 or e-mail for more information.  The Stevenson Library telephone number is (509) 427-5471.  All Grange Community Resiliency programs are free and open to the public.



This event was posted April 10, 2017 and last updated April 10, 2017


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