[act-ma] Mon Oct 13 7pm | e5 | Documentary - Land & Freedom: Talking Food Systems

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 19:27:00 PDT 2014

Encuentro 5 (9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108)
MON Oct 13 7pm

Visit Encuentro 5 for a presentation of the multimedia documentary
project, “Land & Freedom: Talking Food Systems.”

There will be followup discussion with the filmmaker, Brian Myers,
after the screening.

6:30pm Doors open
7:00pm Film screening
7:45pm Q&A


Visiting local gardens, farmers markets, and other fresh produce
projects in San Diego’s diverse urban neighborhoods, Land & Freedom
speaks with folks that are taking advantage of the city’s reformed
urban agriculture ordinances. Residents are finding alternatives to a
food system that has historically distressed low ­income communities,
eating healthier with produce they’ve grown themselves, using
community gardens like they would use parks, and displaying respect
for the neighborhoods they live in. Still, many people continue to
struggle with the lack of affordable fresh produce readily available
within neighborhoods and other resources to improve their lives.

Brian Myers, a video producer with the Media Arts Center San Diego,
works with underserved communities to document the voice of local
community members for the Speak City Heights multimedia collaborative.
As a media justice activist he works on a variety of independent media
projects for community groups, such as May Day Workers Film Festival,
and other organizations focused on social justice.

encuentro 5 (e5) is a collaborative project and space for progressive
movement building in the heart of Boston. It is organized by
Massachusetts Global Action (MGA) and TecsChange: Technology for
Social Change.


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