Food Sustainability and Film

Planet in Focus with York University Present: Focus on Sustainability Film Festival’ – the annual event with its sophomore theme on food!


Sometimes an event catches our eye and we just can’t stop telling people.  This is one of those events.  Coupling together our favorite thing–food, with our second favorite thing–films, this festival is going to be both fun and educational. The festival features domestic and foreign documentaries, a panel discussion with filmmakers, foodies and academics, as well as prizes provided by Fresh Restaurant, MamaEarth Organics, Farmhouse Tavern, The Big Carrot, Free Times Cafe, Front Door Organics, and more!

So when is this intriguing endeavor? Friday, March 1st, 2013. It’s being held at the Nat Taylor Cinema (North Ross 102 at York University) between 9:00am to 4:30pm–with a panel discussion at 1:30pm.

The food-focused film roster looks amazing–check out the line-up below:

Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds Trailer from Micha X. Peled on Vimeo.


Urban Roots

Urban Roots Trailer from Tree Media on Vimeo.

Sushi: The Global Catch

Sushi: The Global Catch – Trailer from Sakana Films on Vimeo.

The panel discussion includes Michael Stadtländer–local food activist and the driving force behind the successful “Stop the Mega Quarry” campaign, Carly Dunster–a lawyer focusing on the good food movement, and Dr. Frehiwot Tesfaye–a York University professor specializing in food security.

For only $2.00 for a full day pass, this event is a steal for any food lover!

For more information please visit:…/food-film-festival

About Planet in Focus

Planet in Focus is Canada’s leading not-for-profit environmental media arts organization. Since 1999, Planet in Focus has played a significant role in helping to raise awareness about the state of our planet through the power of film.
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