Today At The Clinton Street Theater
OCCUPY THE FARM
Empowering food for thought"
Occupy the Farm’ illustrates Berkeley’s battle with farmers
Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2014
"The film is riveting from the start"
Occupy The Farm Remembers One of the Movement’s Successes
Ernest Hardy, The Village Voice, November 12, 2014
“Sweeps up the viewer in a fast-paced, character-driven narrative”
How Urban Farmers Used Occupy Tactics to Take Over the Gill Tract.
Sarah Burke, East Bay Express, November 5, 2014
“Powerful and engaging”
Rachel Trachten, Edible East Bay, November 8, 2014
“We’re so inspired by this story”
Greenpeace USA on Facebook, October 27, 2014
Special Guest speakers for the post-screening Q&A
March 31 - we've got a Food Justice theme: Adam from Out Growing Hunger and Matt from Rogue Farm Corps
April 1 - we're talking about the threats to farmland by development and larger interests with Nellie McAdams from Friends of Family Farms and Amanda Morse from Bluehouse Green House
April 2 - our bees are under threat, and to discuss this we have Miguel Robles, director of Biosafety Alliance; Keith Larsen, director of The Albina Cooperative Garden; and Jen Davis, director of Bee Friendly Portland.... and then after that the director Todd Darling will be with us to talk about the film.
Many thanks to sponsors KBOO Community Radio, Food Fight! Grocery, and People's Coop.
If you're interested in coming on April 2, please join the Facebook Event and invite your friends.
OCCUPY THE FARM tells the story of a community's fight to save public land for urban farming. When 200 farmers march to the gates of the last farmland in the urban East Bay near Oakland, they don't carry signs protesting University of California's plans to build a shopping center. Instead, they carry tents, tools and 15,000 seedlings. They clip the padlock off the gate and march onto the fields. What happens next will change the fate of the land and introduce a new strategy for activism. From tilling soil and watering vegetables to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, OCCUPY THE FARM reveals a resourceful, creative, and determined community responding with direct action to a serious social need: access to healthy food.