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Our Food Systems - Are You Hungry for Change? (Ages 15-17)

Our Food Systems - Are You Hungry for Change? (Ages 15-17)

These films are meant to serve as conversation starters in exploring the intersection of food equity and environmental justice. How our modern food systems and farming practices impact our health, land and food security?

Films in This Playlist Include
Island Green
The Fruit Hunters: The Evolution of Desire
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

  • Island Green
    2013|25 min

    This short documentary takes a look at the changing face of PEI's agricultural industry. Once famous for its spuds and red mud, this tiny island province now has higher than average cancer and respiratory illness rates. Is there a link to industrialized farming? Rather than dwelling on PEI’s worrisome monocropping practices, Island Green dares to ask: What if PEI went entirely organic?

    The stirring words of PEI-born poet Tanya Davis are coupled with beautiful imagery and poignant stories from the island’s small but growing community of organic farmers, reminding us that we can rob the land only so much before it robs us of the nourishment we need for life. Island Green is ultimately a story of hope and healthy promise.

  • The Fruit Hunters - The Evolution of Desire (Episode 1)
    campus 2013 | 43 min

    Narrated by Nature of Things's David Suzuki, The Evolution of Desire is the first part of a journey through the exotic, endlessly fascinating world of fruit - a story of nature, commerce, and obsession. The Fruit Hunters will change not only the way we look at what we eat but how we view our relationship to the natural world.