Irving's 2013 Eco-Film Fest

iFratelli Restaurant - 7701 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Food must be ordered prior to the start of each film.

Thursday, April 18

 

A Fierce Green Planet

A Fierce Green Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization...the film tells vivid stories about people fighting - and succeeding - against enormous odds. (Released-2012)

Directed by: Mark Kitchell
Running time: 101 minutes

 

 

In Organic We Trust

In Organic We Trust follows filmmaker Kip Pastor on a journey to answer the essential questions about organic: What exactly is "certified organic?" Is it really better for us, or just marketing hype? Is organic the key to transforming our food system?  The film presents a broad spectrum of views, including interviews with organic farmers, scientists, critics, and health, food and agriculture experts, mixed with creative graphics. Along the way, Pastor learns that what began as a grassroots movement of small-scale organic farmers has turned into a $30 billion industry dominated by large corporate operations, most with little real interest in reforming our unhealthful food system. But in spite of the corporatization of organic, the grassroots philosophy that drove the original movement is making a comeback in many innovative and hopeful forms. (Released-2013)
 
Directed by: Kip Pastor
Running time: 81 minutes