The Worm is Turning
Thursday, May 14, 4:00PM and 7:00PM
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
$13 in advance, $15 at the door
How did agriculture become agri-business? Where do pesticides and nitrogen fertilizer come from? What was the Green Revolution? Why do we still have over a billion hungry people in the world when there is enough food to feed 11.5 billion people? Why is food grown using chemicals cheaper than food grown organically?
Filmed on location in India, USA, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia,The Worm is Turning shows examples of ecological farming and the possibilities of producing food as well as restoring the environment. Featuring Vandana Shiva, Raj Patel, Joel Salatin, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Bob Cannard, Olivier De Schutter, Winona LaDuke, Brock Dolman, Tyrone Hayes, Will Allen, and many others.
A percentage of proceeds will go to Kheti Virasat Mission, an NGO that helps farmers in Punjab, India convert to organic methods. Filmmakers will be present for Q&A after both screenings.