Slow Food Film Festival scheduled for Jan. 25
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[January 17, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD — A film festival
focusing on the nation's food industry and how we can create a
healthier, cleaner and more sustainable world is planned for Jan. 25
at the Benedictine University Library, 1500 N. Fifth St. in
Slow Food Springfield, the University of Illinois Extension and the
Green Club at Benedictine University are partnering to present the
fifth annual Slow Food Springfield Film Festival.
tell the stories behind our food and can increase awareness and
interest in our food system," said Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, who is
chairing the festival and is a local food systems and small farms
educator with University of Illinois Extension.
"This is such a great opportunity for our students," said Dr.
Julia Leischner, adviser for Benedictine's Green Club. "We are
pleased to be a part of creating awareness of sustainability and the
numerous environmental, economic and health benefits from supporting
local food producers."
The festival will feature five films from 2 to 8:30 p.m. in the
Presidents' Room auditorium and adjoining classroom in the
Benedictine Library. For previously posted film titles and
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"We're pleased to announce that this year refreshments and dinner
will be provided by 5flavors Catering for purchase during the
festival," says Ann Hamilton, chapter leader for Slow Food
Admission is $7 per person, $5 for Slow Food Springfield members
and free for students with a student ID.
More information is available at
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