FILM SCREENING!

Finally after a brief “event” hiatus PTF is back on track! In between homestead happenings and flurry of media activity PTF will be hosting a film screening…

Sunday June 29th PTF hosts a screening of the acclaimed French documentary THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO

Screening & potluck to be held at the private school adjacent to the PTF urban homestead.

WHAT: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO film screening and “local food” potluck (please no alcoholic beverages on school campus)
WHEN: Sunday June 29th (6:00 PM – 10:00 PM) film screening preceded by potluck
WHERE: 651 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA (school adjacent to the urban homestead)
FEE: $10-$15 donation
Please RSVP (space is limited!)

To reserve your seat please sign up or call 626.844.4586

:: EVENT SCHEDULE ::

6:00 – 7:00 pm – “100 Mile” Potluck
7:30 – 8:30 pm – Film screening: ‘The World According to Monsanto’

:: Film Description ::

The World According to Monsanto (109 min) – A documentary that Americans won’t ever see. The gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years.

The French documentary, called “The world according to Monsanto” and directed by independent filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, paints a grim picture of a company with a long track record of environmental crimes and health scandals. – Greenpeace

:: ‘Local Food Potluck’ ::

If not FROM BACKYARD then locally produced.
If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic.
If not ORGANIC, then Family farm.
If not FAMILY FARM, then Local business.
If not a LOCAL BUSINESS, then Fair Trade.

:: MAP & DRIVING DIRECTIONS ::

This venue is located in the foothills above Los Angeles, near the Rose Bowl, Old Towne Pasadena, Memorial Park Gold Line Station, and the 210, 110 and 134 freeways. (view map and driving directions)

:: ZERO WASTE & LOW IMPACT ::

We, at Path to Freedom, endeavor to make our each of our events as “eco- friendly” as possible. We have instigated a “low or zero waste policy” by providing reusable plates, cups, and utensils to ensure there is no unnecessary waste. All other waste (i.e., plastic wrappers, glass bottles, food containers, etc) and food scraps are recycled, reused, composted or fed to our pet chickens and ducks.

Comments(10)

  1. Monica says:

    I’ve been unable to find this film available to buy or rent. Can you offer any advice on how to view this film for those of us who aren’t local to the viewing?

  2. Stacy says:

    You can buy the DVD online (from overseas) here:
    http://www.arteboutique.com/detailProduct.action?product.id=245754

    Download/streaming links are here (no idea how reliable):
    http://100777.com/node/1805
    http://www.livevideo.com/video/embedLink/1C4FB64D50354B9A856504954B453CC9/580798/the-world-according-to-monsant.aspx
    http://www.celsias.com/2008/04/09/the-world-according-to-monsanto/

  3. Joy says:

    Monica – I was able to watch the video on YouTube (it is in about 10 segments). I was also able to watch the video “The Future of Food” on YouTube as well. Both VERY enlightening…

  4. Joy says:

    Monica – I was able to watch the video on YouTube (it is in about 10 segments). I was also able to watch the video “The Future of Food” on YouTube. Both VERY enlightening…

  5. Anais says:

    Celsias has the entire movie posted on their site: http://www.celsias.com/2008/04/09/the-world-according-to-monsanto/

  6. Sinfonian says:

    Yeah, I too caught the english version. Very quick to put that out. Thanks to them for doing so. I must say I had NO idea before I saw these films. As a businessman I can see both sides (the farmers, not Monsanto, they’re criminally unethical), but I fear that ignorance has pushed us past the point of no return. You can’t unring a bell, so if cross polination and other natural processes propegate these GM plants into others, in time even organic farms will be infected.

    So glad I’m growing my own veggies!

  7. Ronald Vaught says:

    Is this homestead expanding?

  8. Anais says:

    Hello Ronald

    The email list is expanding on a daily basis!

    We are expected over 100 plus people to attend this event. More than we can fit in here on the urban homestead. Thankfully we have a large, private school (with off the street parking lot) next door who have kindly allowed us to use their facility for this (and more) events.

    We’ve certainly outgrown our facilities!

  9. jane says:

    just found out about the screening yesterday. any plans to show it again? would love to come.

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