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MVFS presents: “The Final Straw” documentary
November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Solutions for our most pressing global issues come from unexpected places on this majestic and thought-provoking journey through Japan, Korea, and the United States, turning our perceptions of food and life upside down in an amazingly simple and poetic way. — Called “a beautiful film … both art and documentary” by New York Times bestselling author Alicia Bay Laurel, Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness weaves breathtaking landscapes and an eclectic original soundtrack together with philosophical insights from a glowing cast of natural farmers, chefs, authors, and teachers. — Together, their stories illuminate a brilliant yet maddeningly simple path to sustainability and well being for people and the environment, centered around the philosophies of the late Masanobu Fukuoka and his seminal environmental book One Straw Revolution.
A tremendous four-year undertaking by two first time filmmakers, co-directors Patrick Lydon (San Jose/Silicon Valley, USA) and Suhee Kang (Seoul, South Korea) brought together hundreds of volunteer translators, hosts, coordinators, artists, and musicians from over a dozen countries to make Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness. Today the film is leaving audiences around the world inspired, happier, and motivated to make changes in their own lives. In 2015/2016, the directors completed a 110-date screening tour of Japan and Korea to much celebration, and the film’s grassroots popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon!
A panal discussion with some of Central New York’s best known organic farmers and Permaculturalists will follow the film
For more information about the film check it out here: http://www.finalstraw.org/