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Meal and Movie Night

Hi LETS members,
Wendy is hosting regular Meal and Movie Nights through the Ethical Consumer Group.  I went to the last one and it was quite inspiring.  You are welcome to pass this on to friends and colleagues.

Contact Wendy if you are planning on coming.

Cheers,
Rosemary

Meal & Movie Nights

The Ethical Consumer Group meets once a month to discuss aspects of living out sustainable alternatives in a consumerist culture.
Join us for “Meal and Movie” (.. or just movie)

  • Dinner 6.30 – 7.30pm – byo ‘food and thoughts’ to share.
  • Movie begins 8.00pm. Wrap up by 10.30pm.

We now have sessions running in two areas of Melbourne –

  • West of the city 2nd Thursday of each month
  • East of the city – 3rd Friday of each month.
Friday 20th August
Wendy’s place, Blackburn
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. A practical example of options and hope for our time.
Friday 17th September
Wendy’s place, Blackburn
King Corn
A road movie documenting two friends adventure in growing one acre of corn and attempting to follow it through America’s food system.

Corn, found in many cheap and processed food products as high fructose corn syrup, is America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain crop. The film explores the industrialisation of corn and the replacement of family farm with larger industrial production systems, and raises questions about how we eat and how we farm.

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