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Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2013 Event Series - "Re-visioning Food Sovereignty: U.S. Supply and Consumption." Food production, distribution, and consumption in contemporary U.S. society remain problematic. Join us this semester as we pursue a line of critical inquiry across a range of disciplines and debates. Events are free and open to the public. http://www.scrippscollege.edu/hi
Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m., Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center
Fair Tomatoes: A Story about Justice, Dignity, and Sustainability
Film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker ERNIE ZAHN of NPeaches
USA, 2013, 25 minutes
Immokalee is the tomato capital of America. If you've bitten into a tomato during the winter season, it was picked from Immokalee. This small Florida town is also home to abuse, unjust labor conditions, and sub-standard wages - impacting a workforce that numbers in the thousands. This documentary examines the history of the worker's plight and explores the efforts that are currently being done by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
NPeaches is a creative media group focused in producing web series, films and other projects that engage audiences and promote social change. Increasing access to art and openness are critical to NPeaches, therefore their work is published under alternative copyright by Creative Commons. This allows anyone to download, re-mix and redistribute their work, encouraging innovation to thrive. They also extend their resources to schools and organizations in the form of community outreach. By providing an array of outreach services, NPeaches plans to move closer to its goal of creating social change through media.
Ernie Zahn graduated from the University of Connecticut and is the current Executive Director of NPeaches. Ernie began his media filmmaking career in high school with his first short film which went on to be screened in film festivals domestically and internationally. His skills in media merged with his activism shortly after college when he was hired by Mozilla Foundation to be a part of the organizing team for the Open Video Conference, an annual event focusing on issues such as digital rights, human rights and egalitarianism through online video.