Join us for five days full of festival goodness April 24 - 28, 2013. All screenings will take place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, located at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.
Screening #1: Murder Mouth
Madeleine loves her Greek family’s traditional lamb souvlaki but her friends claim that meat is murder. Well, Madeleine’s never killed anything bigger than a spider, so she decides to reconnect the animal and the meal or never eat meat again. After talking to the people who slaughter animals for their livelihood she is encouraged to do it herself, but even if she can kill an animal, will she still want to eat it afterwards?
Screening #2: Eating Alabama
In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability, “Eating Alabama” is a story about why food matters.
director: Andrew Beck Grace
length: 62 min
Speaker PanelAmy Elderkin
Amy Elderkin is the Co-Founder and VP of Business Development at POPCORN, a boutique social media agency in Vancouver. A strong ability and passion to connect has allowed Amy to build her own personal brand (@VancityAmy), as well as execute successful social media strategies for a wide variety of clients in the entertainment and food and beverage space. Amy's most recent venture, #TweettoEat is a social experiment showcasing the generosity of Vancouverites. Through the kindness of people from social networking platform, twitter, Amy has committed to eating and drinking only the donations and meals from her followers for 2 weeks. At the end of the two week period, the money she would have spent on groceries will be donated towards Save on Meats sandwich tokens, a program which is meant to provide nutritious food to the residents of the Downtown Eastside. She has been documenting her experiences on local blog vancouverisawesome.com. Amy has been living and working in Vancouver, BC for the past 5 years.