Alliance Francaise of Greenwich & Audubon Greenwich invite you to a special screening of:
"Solutions Locales Pour Un Desordre Globale" (Think Global, Act Rural)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Audubon is pleased to collaborate with Alliance Francaise of Greenwich for a special screening of a food-themed film by French filmmaker, Coline Serreau. Join members from both organizations from 6:00-7:00 pm for a reception featuring "organic" wines from Le Wine Shop and tasty hors d'oeuvres prepared with ingredients from our local farm markets. Then, at 7:00 pm, the film in French with English subtitles, will begin.
In the beautiful and inspiring film, "Solutions Locales Pour Un Desordre Globale", the industrial agronomy methods known for producing heavily contaminated food and arid wastelands are challenged by several examples that highlight the sensitive, organic approach to producing food. In the words of the filmmaker, "Disaster films have been done before, and they have certainly served an important purpose, but now we must focus on the solutions that are available, we must hear the thoughts of farmers on the question, those of philosophers and economists who, while explaining why our model of society has sunk into ecological, financial and political ruin, are inventing and experimenting with alternatives."
The Internet Movie Database describes the storyline as, "Ukraine, South America, India, France - farmers, scientists, producers of organic food present their views as well as successes of their work with earth, which is presented in second plan as a woman. Earth as living ecosystem itself is compared to the soil sterilized and destroyed by pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, machine processing - where new crops grow only thanks to another doses of chemical stimulants. In vicious circle, food becomes dependent on and controlled by oil & industry, food barely edible, while seeds - which should not be owned and marketed as such - are reduced to a few state-allowed modified species and sold. The macho-hero approach of controlling, forcing and raping of the earth is becoming the subject of irony, criticism and appeal - in more layers - social, economic, agronomic."
Coline Serreau is one of the founding members of "Focus on French Cinema" film festival created by Alliance Francaise of Greenwich. Her film, "Chaos" ( 2001) starring Vincent Lindon, Catherine Frot and Rachida Brakni, was nominated for a Cesar Award (the French equivalent of an Oscar) and was the opening night film at the first "Focus on French Cinema" event in 2005.
$12 per person benefits Audubon. Space is limited & RSVP required. RSVP to Jeff Cordulack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-869-5272 x239.
For a trailer, visit: http://www.focusonfrenchcinema.com/film_SolutionsLocales.htm
For more information, visit http://www.solutionslocales-lefilm.com/en/accueil