Tiny Maleny on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, with a population of around 2000, NEVER ceases to amaze. Apparently the Maleny Film Society is one of the largest film societies in Australia and its Maleny Film Commission has contributed a small grant (through Festivals Australia) to a new short film about local food produced by SEED International.
Think Global, Eat Local: A Diet For A Sustainable Society filmed, directed and edited by Morag Gamble and Evan Raymond of SEED International and will be shown along with a number of other locally produced short films at the International Film Festival in Maleny this Saturday, 2nd February 2008.
A celebration of local food systems in communities around the world – farmers markets, food box systems, food coops, community farms, community gardens and school gardens, the film touches on many of the issues caused by and impacting our current unsustainable food system and points to the relocalisation of food systems as a key strategy for working toward sustainability, social justice and well-being.
Morag and Evan have spent the past few months pulling together footage of local food projects that they have filmed and photographed both locally and internationally since 1992.
LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Cuba, Ladakh, Indonesia, Turkey, South Korea, Spain, The Bahamas, USA, Scotland, Denmark, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Hong Kong, and in Australia – Northey Street City Farm, Maleny and Crystal Waters.
World-renowned scientist and author, Fritjof Capra
Well-known Brisbane-based food activist and academic, Kristen Lyons
Sustainability Educator – Morag Gamble
Climate Change Planner – Evan Raymond
Northey Street City Farm’s Organic Market coordinator – Anaheke Metua
Community Subscription Farmer – Les Nichols
Organic Food Box Staff – Sequoia River
Local chef – Chris Bond
Naturopath – Isabella Siodmak
Visit the Maleny Festival Website http://www.malenyfilmsociety.info and check out http://www.localfood.net.au.
You can contact Morag on T: 07 5494 4833 or