Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado will be presenting featured films through out the month of August about sustainable foods. The sustainable food film series will kick off tonight at 7pm with the featured film Locavore. Visitors and those interested in sustainable foods can see the film screenings for a $10 donation. A panel discussion about the film and free sustainable snacks will be provided by Chipotle, sponsor of the event.
Locavore is a film that hopes to inspire resilient, sustainable and local living. The film features farmers, families and pioneers in the Locavore food movement. “You have to understand that this is the future of the entire food system,” says a farmer overlooking a crop for the movie trailer.
But Locavore isn’t the only film on the Denver Botanic Gardens roster. Other sustainable food films that will be up for screening during the month include Ingredients, French Fries To Go, Truck Farm and The Real Dirt on Farmer John.
Each film touches on aspects of sustainable farming, eating better, and education on where food comes from. Some of the films are serious in nature while others use humor to educate.
Ingredients illustrates eating locally and seasonally and how that affects health and the health of the community. The documentary does this by talking to local chefs, activists and farmers in the Portland, Oregon area.
French Fries to Go, however, is a humorous story that according the film synopsis is, “the story about a guy, his truck and a bunch of used vegetable oil.”
The sustainable food film series at the botanic gardens should prove fun, informative and will perhaps help keep the sustainable food movement growing.