Filmmaker: Vanessa Lemaire
Why kill your own food? A new, mindful generation of teens defy factory farming and turn to hunting as a way of connecting with the source of their sustenance. Nick, Alex and Ashlie leave behind their modern lives and embark on a journey that is foreign to their parents. To make a humane kill, these animal lovers confront tormenting ethics and their worst nightmares, partly to eat dinner and partly to carve out their own identities.
Screens on Sunday, October 30 during BLOCK 14, which begins at 1:30 pm – The Frank Center on the Shepherd University Campus.
2016 Audience Choice Award
Filmmakers: Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This film follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.
Screens on Sunday, October 23 during Block 10, which begins at 6:30 pm at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University Campus.
Filmmakers: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Follow filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers one of the most destructive industries facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about animal agriculture. This documentary reveals the devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.
7:35 pm on Saturday at the Opera House – Block 9
Filmmaker: Jeremy Seifert
Filmmaker and concerned father, Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice. His journey takes him to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and even agri-giant Monsanto as he poses perhaps the ultimate question about what we eat: Is it still possible to reject our current food system, or have we already lost something we can’t get back?
1:40 pm on Sunday at the Opera House – Block 11
Filmmakers: Costa Boutsikaris, Emmett Brennan
This documentary is a perfect introduction to permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics and governance. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience.
12:00 pm on Sunday at the Opera House – Block 11
Filmmaker: Richard Hughes
Filmed in Botswana, where 15,000 people share space and resources with 15,000 elephants. This film includes voices and experiences of people who know first-hand the challenges of competing for space, food, and land with the world’s largest population of free-roaming elephants.
3:20 pm on Saturday at the NCTC Byrd Auditorium – Block 7
Filmmaker: Dennis Wells
Honeybees are in crisis. We rely on them to pollinate the world’s food but we lose about a third of them every year. Secrets of the Hive follows the scientists who are looking to the 20,000 species of wild bees for a solution to this global calamity.