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Celebration of Ann Waltner, May 9, 2014

Performing the Past and Provoking the Future: Symposium on Interdisciplinary Collaboration 9:30am Painting with Words: Susan Mann and Zhang Hong Download as: audio, small video, or original. A literati family commissioned a painting celebrating three talented family women who lived in China in the nineteenth century. The painting has since been lost. Susan Mann, in […]

November 22, 2013: Smashing Hunger; Squashing Poverty with Keith McHenry

Available for download as audio, video, or original. Q&A Available for download as audio, video, or original. Smashing Hunger; Squashing Poverty Presentation and video with Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry Sponsored by the Agri-food Collaborative This event occurred Friday, November 22, 2013, at 2:00 pm in 125 Nolte Center.  

Agri-Food Film Series: “Julie & Julia”

May 6, 2010IASEvents0

In Julie & Julia (dir. Nora Ephron, 2009, 123 min.), Julia Child’s (Meryl Streep) story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s (Amy Adams) 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book, and both women take the opportunity to reexamine their lives, their relationships and their careers. Please […]

Wild Vegetable Gathering by Hmong Americans: Marla Emery, April 2010.

Available for download as audio (.mp3, 31.3MB) or video (.m4v, 156.2MB). Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio (.mp3, 41.0MB) or video (.m4v, 210.8MB). Flavors of Health and Remembrance: Practice and Politics of Wild Vegetable Gathering by Hmong Americans in the Upper Midwest. A presentation by Marla Emery, Research Geographer with the Northeastern […]

Agri-Food Film Series: “The Real Dirt on Farmer John”

April 1, 2010IASEvents0

The Real Dirt on Farmer John (dir. Taggart Siegel, 2006, 82 min.) is a documentary about a maverick Midwestern farmer. Castigated as a pariah in his community, Farmer John bravely transforms his farm amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and arson. He succeeds in creating a bastion of free expression and a revolutionary form of agriculture […]

Agri-Food Film Series: “The Gleaners and I”

March 4, 2010IASEvents0

The Gleaners and I (Agnes Varda, 2000, 82 min.) is an intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country’s poor and its provident, as well as by the film’s own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for […]

Agri-Food Film Series: “Homegrown”

February 4, 2010IASEvents0

Homegrown (dir. Robert McFalls, 2008, 52 min.) follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. While “living off the grid”, they harvest over 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter of an acre, make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of […]

Agri-Food Film Series: “Fresh,” 10/8

October 8, 2009IASEvents0

Fresh (Ana Sofia Joanes, 2009, 72 min) celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing 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 […]