After screening at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival this summer, the award-winning documentary film “Modified” returns to the Marquis Theatre for a special one-night only screening in company of the filmmaker and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. The special screening is being held to mark World Food Day. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this invitation to friends & colleagues who may be interested in attending!
WORLD FOOD DAY SPECIAL SCREENING OF “MODIFIED” Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm The Marquis Theatre, Middlebury Q & A with the filmmaker and NOFA-VT will follow
“Modified” tells the story of a very personal mother-daughter investigative journey into the complex world of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The film, which has received 10 awards since its release, was partially filmed in Vermont and highlights the state’s historic fight for GMO labelling, as well as Vermont’s short-lived GMO labelling law which was overturned by federal legislation in 2016.
The film is also a visual celebration of food and the love of cooking, highlighting recipes and cooking vignettes from the filmmaker’s farm-to-table cooking show on PBS Food. World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin calls the film “a very personal, tender, touching tribute to a great mom, and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”.
The film is also being shown in Burlington at Vermont International Film Festival on October 19th, and at Montpelier’s Savoy Theater on October 17th.
Join the Student Government Association’s Social Affairs Committee as they celebrate cultural expo “Taste of the World” from January 22nd- 26th, 2018.
Quick Announcement: This week, January 22nd- 26th, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Social Affairs Committee is hosting a cultural expo called “Taste of the World,” featuring foods from all over the globe. This week-long event includes explorations of world cuisine, calligraphy, dance workshops, a film screening of Fruitvale Station, an open-mic night interspersed with performances by dance troupes Evolution, Riddim, K-Pop and many more! There will also be a panel addressing several types of art featuring Christal Brown (Dance), Damascus Kafumbe (Music) and Marissel Hernández-Romero (Spanish & Portuguese)! For more information, see the event’s Facebook page at go/middlebury.edu/taste and stop by the Davis Family Library to see this thematic display! Event Contact: Adiza Mohammed, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Put a Price On It: a Panel Discussion on Carbon Pricing at Middlebury & Beyond, 11/15/2017, 5:00 PM (Dana Auditorium – Sunderland Language Center)
Join Environmental Affairs for pizza and a screening of the carbon pricing documentary, Priceless, from the series Years of Living Dangerously. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion of carbon pricing at the national, state, and campus College. The discussion is a part of Carbon Pricing Initiative to encourage Middlebury to endorse federal and Vermont carbon pricing efforts and implement an internal carbon surcharge at Middlebury. The screening will begin at 6pm and the panel discussion at 7pm. Pizza (not Green Peppers) will be served at 5:45pm.
Communicating Science to the Public, 11/16/2017, 4:30 PM (Davis Family Library 201- Watson Lecture Hall)
In The Narrow Edge, winner of the 2016 Academies of Science Best Book Award, and the Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists, Deborah Cramer accompanies small sandpipers along their extraordinary migration from the tip of South America up into their Arctic nesting grounds, exploring how their lives are intertwined with ours. At a time when “fake news” abounds, when so many take their news from social media and tweets, and people have not only their own opinions but also their own facts, we are experiencing a massive failure communicating science effectively to the general public.
Join author Deborah Cramer to examine how, in The Narrow Edge, she sought to bridge the gap between how scientists and the public understand the world, reshaping serious scholarly work for a wide audience.
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