In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Morris Culture, Food, and Agriculture class, anthropology and sociology, Morris Healthy Eating will host the premier of filmmaker Chris Bedford's new film, Getting Real about Food and the Future. The screening, free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall room 109. The event also features a discussion with Bedford after the film is shown.
Getting Real about Food and the Future explores the role living soil and abundant communities will play in the development of a truly sustainable economy based on human health, local economic activity, and ecological intelligence. The film asks, "How will we grow our food? Where will we grow our food? What will real local economy look like?"
Bedford has created, organized, and directed innovative grassroots media campaigns for 25 years. His work deals with the complex issues of our time. He has won numerous awards for creative excellence in writing, film creation, and radio production.