What’s “Organic” About Organic?
DIRECTED BY SHELLEY ROGERS
WHAT’S “ORGANIC” ABOUT ORGANIC? is an entertaining and educational documentary feature that dives into the challenges that arise when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market. Through the stories of farmers who steward land from upstate New York to Central Florida, the film offers audiences a deeper understanding of the difficulties involved in creating a more sustainable food system and creating a healthier environment. As we experience the devotion and passion that the farmers demonstrate in their adherence to the ecological and social principles of the organic movement, our questions begin to be answered. The audience is compelled to understand the marketplace challenges these farmers face and gain respect for their efforts to produce food that is not only healthier for the public, but is also a positive solution for our environmental crises. This movement is taking place in our own back yard—Co-Producer Marty Mesh, Executive Director of Florida Organic Growers and Consumers (FOG), head-quartered in Gainesville, is featured in the film for his involvement in the Florida Organic movement. Director and Co-Producer Shelley Rogers will be in attendance to answer your questions and discuss issues raised by this important film.
DIRECTED BY LORETTE BAYLE
USA, 2009, 16.5 MIN
Based on a best-selling children’s book set in a haunted bake shop and starring two-time Emmy winner Kathryn Joosten (TV’s Desperate Housewives) and Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies), this enchanting family film features a determined young woman struggling to find the perfect recipe to satisfy a hungry spirit.