Featured Screening at “The Olympics of Food” on October 25
Award-winning feature documentary AFTER WINTER, SPRING has been selected for a special screening at “The Olympics of Food,” the Salone Del Gusto and Terra Madre event held in Turin, Italy, every two years. Organized by Slow Food International, the symposium is the world’s largest meeting of food communities. The screening is scheduled for October 25, 2014 in Turin/Torino, Italy. The film’s director/producer Judith Lit will present the screening and participate in a post-screening discussion.
The film arrives at a crucial moment in the global conversation on food. 2014 has been declared by the United Nations to be the “International Year of Family Farming,” as a spotlight on the small-scale farmers around the world struggling in the face of large-scale industrial agriculture.
AFTER WINTER, SPRING tells the story of a rural community in southwest France grappling with a profound question: will it be the last generation of family farmers in a region continuously cultivated for over five thousand years? Their story is recorded by one of their neighbors, an American filmmaker who grew up on her family’s farm in Pennsylvania. Inter-weaving her story and theirs, the film explores the nature of the farming life and the impact of rapid modernization on families whose survival is tied to the land. As the farmer’s stories unfold, we see their responses to change…the losses and the surprising adaptations. AFTER WINTER, SPRING reveals the human story of family farming at a turning point in history.
The film was chosen to tour in France as part of the Mois du Documentaire and has played to sold-out screenings in numerous festivals including The Seattle International Film Festival, The Environmental Film Festival in the Nations Capital (in Washington, DC), The International Ecological Television Festival “to Save & Preserve” (in Russia), and many more. The film has garnered wonderful press and won a number of awards including: the Audience Award (Mill Valley Film Festival), Best Foreign Documentary (Arizona International Film Festival), Jury Award (Caméras des Champs Festival in France) and was chosen as one of the Best of Festival at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.
The film will screen at the Terra Madre – Salone Del Gusto conference in Turin/Torino (Italy) on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 20:30, at the Lingotto Fiere (room ‘Sala Terra Madre’).
Passes can be purchased here: www.salonedelgusto.com/visitors/useful-info/