Free Green Film Series Begins Friday with ‘Greenhorns’

What: Redding 2011 Green Film Series, featuring “The Greenhorns” and “The Story of Bottled Water.”
When: Friday, June 24, 7-9 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding, CA 96001
Cost: Free!

Introducing the opening of the 2011 Redding Green Film Series! The first of several family-friendly film events throughout the year is being held at 7 p.m. on Friday June 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Redding. Films and documentaries will be shown at different venues throughout the year which and will focus on a wide variety of sustainability topics. Be entertained, be inspired, and be green!

Showing June 24, 2011:

“The Greenhorns” documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming. The Greenhorns is a message calling for positive agricultural reform toward a more local, sustainable food system.

Also playing:
“The Story of Bottled Water,” a short animated film, will be shown to tell the story of why Americans buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when they can get it almost free from a tap. The Story of Bottled Water was released on World Water Day, an annual UN-sponsored day of action to support access to clean, safe water for the world’s people. Globally, more than 1 billion have little choice but to use potentially harmful sources of water.

These screenings are free. Organizers advise that you come early to take your seat. A guest speaker will introduce “The Greenhorns” film and a forum for discussion centered on the topics raised in both of these important projects will follow. Concessions, including popcorn, treats and Greenhorns merchandise will be for sale. Please bring your own reusable water bottle.

The Green Film Series is presented as an extension of the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival by the festival’s organizers. The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is a regional event held each year in late April. Its goal is to educate and raise awareness about environmental issues and move our region toward a sustainable future by creating an environment where positive, constructive dialogue can take place between community members, businesses, government agencies, and educational organizations.

The Greenhorns film is presented in partnership with Growing Local. Growing Local is a coalition of local farmers, ranchers, health officials, educators, non-profits, urban gardeners and consumers, working together to increase awareness of the benefits of local healthy food and implement strategies to create sustainable, accessible food systems in the Shasta-Cascade Region.

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