The Detroit Waldorf school invites you to a wonderful weekend of films to raise awareness on key issues concerning childhood, the environment, our food systems and Detroit. Films will be shown Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th. Attendees aged 18+ please.
The school will host a film festival including documentaries with the theme “Making a Difference: In the Life of a Child, a Family, a Community.” The films feature real life stories that inspire and engage us to view our challenges from a more hopeful perspective. Two of the films, “Grown in Detroit” and “Regional Roots” were made in Detroit and speak directly to our experiences in the region. Mascha and Manfred Poppenk, directors of Grown in Detroit, will speak at the final film screening. The films cover a wide range of topics, from the growing phenomenon of Nature Deficit Disorder, described by Richard Louv in his book Last Child in the Woods, to healthy food and food systems, to transforming our “throw away” lifestyle to one that is earth friendly.
Each film was chosen because it’s informative, encouraging and practical; highlighting either an individual, family or community taking manageable steps to improve the way they live and, in conclusion, offering insights as to how each of us can take similar practical steps.
Additional film titles include “Play Again”, “One Man, One Cow, One Planet”, “Fresh, Homegrown Revolution”, “Chemerical” and “Garbage!” all of which have received film festival awards worldwide.
This film festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 8th and 9th, 2010, with information and tickets available at www.detroitwaldorf.org or by calling 313-822-0300. All those aged 18 and over are welcome to attend.
Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 at the door (per day) and can be purchased at http://www.detroitwaldorf.org/events.html#film_festival.
Tickets for a specific series can be purchased for $5 in advance/$10 at the door.