Interstellar: Less Than Stellar Movie on Climate Change


As a parent of three young children I don’t often make it to the movie theater. I’m not usually aware what is even in the theaters unless it involves singing chipmunks, snow queens or talking toys. So, it was a minor miracle this weekend that I was invited to see Interstellar with some friends of […]

26 food films you have to watch


Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of and interest in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers’ rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore. And animation can help […]

The Presence of Absence


This poem is too short to quote from and make any sense. So, I will quote the whole thing. “The Want of Peace” from Openings (1968) by Wendell Berry All goes back to the earth, and so I do not desire pride of excess or power, but the contentments made by men who have had […]

Pay For Rain


We’re more about making money than making things. -Stephen Bechtel There is a movie that looks very interesting about the Water Wars in Cochabamba called Tambien La Lluvia (Even the Rain). The plot is that a film about Columbus is being made in Cochabamba exposing all the horrible atrocities that came with his “discovery” of […]

Movie Buzz About Bees


Remember the post a while back on The Buzz About Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder? Yeah, that one. Well there’s a new short film out about the threat that this problem with bees poses to our food system, Every Third Bite. Eating Liberally says it is an “uplifting short about a downbeat subject” and sums […]