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Slow Food Tampa Bay presents "Fresh"

A Film by ana Sofia joanes

The Studio@620 welcomes Slow Food Tampa Bay as they host a screening of FRESH on Monday October 24th at 7:00 PM.  FRESH is a film that celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system.  Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision of our food and our planet’s future.  FRESH addresses an ethos that has been sweeping the nation and is a call to action America has been waiting for. This is the third time that this film has been shown at The Studio but the message bears repeating!

FRESH empowers us to realize that our individual actions in fact do matter. Throughout the film we encounter the most inspiring people, ideas, and initiatives around the US. FRESH showcases real people first and foremost, connecting audiences not with facts and figures or apocalyptic policy analysis, but with personal stories of change.

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About the Producer

Ana Joanes is a Swiss-born documentary filmmaker whose work addresses pressing
social issues through character-driven narratives. After traveling internationally to
study the environmental and cultural impacts of globalization, she graduated from
Columbia Law School in May 2000, awarded as a Stone Scholar and Human Rights
Fellow. Thereafter, Ana created Reel Youth, a video production program for youth
coming out of detention. In 2003, Ana and her friend Andrew Unger produced
Generation Meds, a documentary exploring our fears and misgivings about mental
illness and medication. FRESH is Ana’s second feature documentary.

Some Characters You'll Meet in the Film

Will Allen - 6ft 7” former professional basketball player Will Allen is now one of the
most influential leaders of the food security & urban farming movement. His farm and
not-for-profit, Growing Power, have trained and inspired people in every corner of the
US to start growing food sustainably. This man and his organization go beyond growing
food. They provide a platform for people to share knowledge and form relationships in
order to develop alternatives to the industrial food system.

Joel Salatin- world-famous sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, made famous by
Michael Pollan (also in the movie) - author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Joel Salatin
writes in his website that he is “in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the
food, healing the economy, and healing the culture.” By closely observing nature, Joel
created a rotational grazing system that not only allows the land to heal but also allows the
animals to behave the way the were meant to – as in expressing their “chicken-ness” or
“pig-ness”, as Joel would say.

David Ball -supermarket owner, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.
With the rise of Wal-Mart and other big chains, David Ball saw his family-run
supermarket dying, along with a once-thriving local farm community. So he reinvented
his business, partnering with area farmers to sell locally-grown food and specialty food
products at an affordable price. His plan has brought the local economy back to life.

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