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Evolution of Organic
Q&A with Mark Kitchell following the screening.

Evolution of Organic

From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new film: Evolution of Organic. It's the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers' sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It's a heartfelt journey of change, from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It's the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years.

Additional info about who is involved in making the film:

Narrated by: Frances McDormand
Score by: Gary Malkin and Dan Alvarez
Edited by: master artist Robert Dalva
Cinematography by: Vicente Franco
With ninety-six sources of archival film and photos
Songs by: the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Mallett, Country Joe and the Fish and David Gans
Written, directed and produced by: Mark Kitchell, whose Academy Award-nominated Berkeley in the Sixties is a well-loved classic, one of the defining films about the '60s, and whose A Fierce Green Fire is an acclaimed big-picture synthesis of environmental activism from conservation to climate change.
Sponsored by: Steve May and Surf Super, Gualala, and Chuckie Sorensen, Gualala Supermarket

Here is an example of a story about the film by Deborah Luhrman's article published in Edible Monterey Bay that covered the Organic Produce Summit in July 2017:

Evolution of Organic

Evolution of Organic

Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m.

$10 at the door