Screening of Food Fight on Wednesday

26 Sep

When: September 29th at 5PM

Where: College Hall 200

Watch the film FOOD FIGHT (http://www.foodfightthedoc.com/), a documentary by Chris Taylor.

Meet the Director, Chris Taylor, who will discuss the film and field questions.

FOOD WILL BE SERVED !

About the film: There is a great lie being sold to the American food consumer about food choices. That lie is that the food being grown for us on the big farms and sold in the big chain supermarkets is tasty and nutritious. The truth is, it is neither. Four out of ten chronic diseases are food-related in their origins. The food we buy today at the supermarket is lower in taste and nutrition and higher in fat and salt since 1960. Our children represent the first generation in our planet’s history that will have a shorter life span than their parents. And it is entrenched government policy that has built, supports, and continues this dysfunctional system. How did this come to be?

FOOD FIGHT is a documentary that takes a look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement. It features Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), Wolfgang Puck, Michael Pollan and other big names involved with food.

About the director: Chris Taylor received a B.A. Cum Laude from Harvard University in Folklore and Mythology.From 1975 through 1986, Chris worked as a touring lighting designer and production manager for musical groups such as the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Earth, Wind and Fire, John Fogarty, ELO, and Simon and Garfunkel.

After attending the American Film Institute in 1988, Chris began his career as a Director of Photography by working as a DP with such talented filmmakers as Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Michael Lehmann, and others. During this time he photographed six features, six MOW’s, short films, TV pilots, and episodic television.

In 2005, Chris co-founded Positively 25th Street, a production company dedicated to creating original documentary programming with social and cultural significance. The first project, FOOD FIGHT, premiered AFI FEST LA in November of 2008. The film has been awarded the Audience Award for 2008 by the International Documentary Association. In 2009 the film has played in over 30 film festivals all over the world, and has won 7 other festival awards.

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