The month of November is all about food and it has nothing to do with Thanksgiving. Over the next three weeks, the Iowa City Public Library will show three documentaries spotlighting how we grow food in the United States from community gardens to sustainable agriculture to the role of corn in the food supply.
The Garden (Friday, Nov. 6th. 7 p.m. Meeting Room A)
The Academy Award-nominated documentary follows residents of South Central Los Angeles and their fight to keep their 14-acre community garden from being developed into a warehouse.
Fresh: The Movie (Friday, Nov. 13th. 7 p.m. Meeting Room A)
The film takes a look at different individuals working towards sustainable agriculture, including farmers, supermarket owners, and activists.
King Corn with Ian Cheney (Thursday, Nov. 19. 7 p.m. Meeting Room A)
Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis move to Greene, Iowa to plant an acre of corn and follow their crop into the food supply. Ian Cheney will be here to give a lecture after the film.
The Food Film Festival is sponsored by ECO-Iowa City and One Community, One Book. Refreshments provided by New Pioneer Food Co-op. The programs are free and open to the public.
If you can’t make it to the films, we have all three documentaries available for you to check out.