All together! PTF volunteers and supporters (four who left a little earlier before we came to take a group photo. Also, want to thank SJ for bringing us some lovely scented gardenias to wear in our hair!
Last night the PTF/FG organization (some 25 of us) attended the LA premier screening of the highly charged documentary FOOD INC (special thanks to Hayley O who invited us and made it possible for our organization to attend) at the Sunset 5 Laemmle Theater in West Hollywood.
The director Richard Kenner was there to introduce the film along with many influential leaders and local celebs who were in attendance.
The film certainly brought up a lot of emotionally charged issues and created a lot of interesting dialogue afterwards.
Though we knew of the ghastly treatment of animals thanks to revolutionary and eye opening book titled Diet for a New America by John Robbins which we read nearly 20 years ago this film really gave you a graphic (rather drawn out) dose of some horrendous happens at meat production plants.
We should all be ashamed what we have done to God’s creation and creatures.
We were so emotionally drained afterward (in fact Jordanne and I were in tears) that I and many others felt that the film should have had a disclaimer since the film contained quite a few graphic images/scenes. We all had a little issue with the film’s PG rating.
The film also depicted the heavy handed tactics Monsanto is reverting to terrorizing farmers. What really was upsetting (of course there were many upsetting issues in this film) is that Monsanto is controlling food from seed to supermarket and will stop at nothing from owning the food we eat.
Instead of feeling uplifted this film left us with a mixture of conflicted emotions over the future of organics and farming.
On the way home we vented and ranted and basically came to the simple conclusion – the modern food system stinks and it will be, like Farmer D says, individuals armed with trowels and planting locally saved seeds who will overturn the corporate powers that be.
Here’s what some of our some of our volunteers had to say:
Thank you for inviting me tonight, that was really well done. The info is frightening and horrible, what they are doing. – SM
This is an amazing movie and I’m hoping MILLIONS of people will see it. It’s so sad to see the horrid treatment of animals & people AND how families can be caught in a downward spiral of ill health when they don’t realize the ‘TRUTH’ about what they are filling their bodies with OR find out TOO LATE.
For myself and my family We THANK YOU for this special invitation and the opportunity to further correct the wrongs we have done to ourselves, to the creatures who have the right to LIVE amongst us AND to participate in healing our planet. This evening has been a BLESSING 🙂
Thank you, AGAIN~
PS. Jordanne, I’m so very touched by your spirit & sensitivity ~ KNOW that I UNDERSTAND your feelings
What an important movie!
It takes a lot of courage and love for people’s well being to produce a film like that and to boldly show it. Yet it is the Truth that makes people free. There certainly needs to be the protection of the first amendment right to free speech as without that liberty we would all wake up one morning and it would no longer be America. Liberty and justice are the twin values in the pledge of alliegance. The film shows the injustice toward the small farmers and the injustice toward the consumers and how tipped the scale of justice has become in this country so the film needs prayers so it won’t be banned as Earthlings was.
I was also blown away and shocked,(But I’m glad that i made it out.Thank you).It was rather depressing.I have always known what the Animals have been going through but to see actual operations just makes me sick.If People only knew what was going on.Even that guy with The Yogurt operation pissed me off.Sell out! -SG