Slow Food Springfield announces fifth annual film festival lineup
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[January 10, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD — The Slow Food
Springfield Film Festival announces the full film lineup for the
fifth annual festival at Benedictine University Library, 1500 N.
Fifth St., Springfield, on Jan. 25 from 2 to 8:30 p.m.
The lineup of films includes:
The Movie" — President's Room auditorium, 2-3:45 p.m.
Exploring a thriving local food movement, this film promotes
bringing good food back to the table and the myriad ways we all
can eat better. It sparks the joy of discovery in creating a
healthy, sustainable model for living and eating well. The movie
will be followed by discussion.
— Classroom L13, 2-3:45 p.m.
Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our
nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of
corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health,
the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and
our own environment.
Moms" — President's Room auditorium, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Takes a look at the toxic food environment found in many of our
nation's schools and served to our children. The film suggests
how to improve and make a difference in both the health of each
child and the long-term health of our country.
"The Future of
Food: A Looming Crisis" — Classroom L13, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Future wars may be fought specifically over agricultural
resources. This film assesses the potential for a global food
crisis, guiding viewers through issues involving climate change,
oil consumption, biofuel development, fish stock depletion and
"Mad City Chickens" —
President's Room auditorium, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
A sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who
keep urban chickens in their backyards. From leading experts to
urban newbies, it's a humorous and heartfelt trip through what's
fast becoming an international backyard chicken movement. The
movie will be followed by a panel discussion with local urban
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Admission is $7 per person, $5 for Slow Food Springfield
members. Students are admitted free with school ID. Refreshments
and dinner will be provided by 5flavors Catering and available
for purchase 3:45-4:15 p.m. and 5:45-6:30 p.m. For more
The festival is sponsored by the Slow Food Springfield chapter,
Benedictine University's Green Club and the University of Illinois
Slow Food Springfield focuses on educating people toward a
better, cleaner and fairer world, beginning with what we put on our
plates, and emphasizes how our daily choices determine the future of
the environment, economy and society.
Benedictine University's Green Club raises environmental
awareness on campus with the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" campaign as
well as through activities and events on campus and in the
community. The Green Club hosts street cleanup days and has worked
on campus beautification projects.
University of Illinois Extension serves Logan, Menard and
Sangamon counties by providing programs and expertise in local food
systems and small farms, horticulture, and 4-H youth development. U
of I Extension provides educational programs and unbiased,
research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their
quality of life, develop skills and solve problems.
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