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Allegan Green Film Fest
Posted: Jan 8, 2012

For each Sunday in the entire month of February 2012, the Allegan Historic Farm & Learning Center is hosting a series of films that focus on issues of sustainability - water, soil, energy and food. The films will be screened at the downtown Allegan Regent Theatre, 211 Trowbridge St., Allegan, MI 49010 (269) 673-2737 at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Join us after each film for an informal discussion at 5:30 p.m.
Every Daze Sundae & Soda Shoppe, 212 Hubbard St., Allegan, MI 49010 (269) 686-9665.

We are not charging a fee, but are collecting donations at the door for our upcoming youth garden program. In addition, we are currently taking applications for youth interested in exploring current global hunger and environmental issues, who would be excited about creating change on a local level. For more information on how to participate and/or contribute see: www.honorhealnurture/youth. Allegan Historic Farm & Learning Center. www.honorhealnurture.comHonoring the Past, Healing the Present, Nurturing the Future.

For information on the film series or youth program contact Mary A. Colborn at (360) 621-0050 mary@maryacolborn.com, www.maryacolborn.com

Kilowatt Ours – February 5 – 4 p.m.
Filmaker Jeff Barrie offers hope as he turns the camera on himself and asks, “How can I make a difference?” In this often amusing and always inspiring story, Barrie showcases individuals, businesses, organizations and communities who are leading the way, using energy conservation, efficiency and renewable, green power all while saving money and the environment.

Blue Gold, World Water Wars  – February 12 – 4 p.m.
This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book Blue Gold: The fight to stop the corporate theft of the world’s water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film sounds sweeping alarms about our dwindling water supplies while it examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water. It’s a movie that touches on something dear to Michiganders – the Great Lakes – the largest and highly sought after fresh water supply in the world.

DIRT  – February 19 – 4 p.m.
DIRT! the Movie – directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow – takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility – from the miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, it brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. “What we destroyed we can heal.”

Fresh  – February 26 – 4 p.m.
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

The Allegan Historic Farm & Learning Center is a newly formed L3C with the vision of: creating a working farm that honors the traditions of small family farmers, showcases heritage plants, animals and farming practices, while recognizing new technologies, including the value of organic farming and clean energy to ultimately deepen our connection to the Earth and each other.
For more information see: honorhealnurture.com – Honoring the Past, Healing the Present, Nurturing the Future.

Allegan Green Film Fest sponsors include: Fair Food Matters www.fairfoodmatters.org; Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation http://www.savemiwater.org/; Every Daze Sundae & Soda Shoppe.


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