WHEN: Sunday January 24, 2010 1:15pm
WHERE: Community Church of New York Gallery Room at 28 East 35th St.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
Below is information about the movie taken from RESISTANCE CINEMA, the organization presenting this movie. Read more here.
Documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin’s film “Le Monde selon Monsanto” (“The World According to Monsanto”) explores the history and future direction of chemical and so-called “life sciences” industrial company Monsanto. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Monsanto was founded in 1901 to manufacture the synthetic sweetener saccharin. The multinational biotech company in the intervening decades has produced styrene and PCBs; became the leading producer of Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War; manufactures Roundup, the best-selling herbicide; and has advanced the development of genetically engineered seeds and bovine growth hormone.
“Mrs. Robin should be congratulated for revealing the sinister practices of the world’s leading producer of genetically engineered seeds. Her film is alarming and should be a call to action for everybody who cares about the quality of our food and a healthy future for our planet.” – Geert Ritsema – Greenpeace International
This movie looks like a fun one to watch. Find the trailer here: theyesmenfixtheworld.com.
Again, this one will be FREE at the Community Church of New York. Click here for more details.
FARMINGVILLE, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, is a provocative, complex, and emotionally charged look into the ongoing nationwide controversy surrounding a suburban community, its ever-expanding population of undocumented immigrants, and the shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers.
Time: 1 pm on Sunday December 13, 2009.
Location: Community Church of New York Assembly Hall at 40 East 35th Street off Park Avenue.
Special guest speaker: JANIS ROSHUEVEL, Director FAMILIES FOR FREEDOM
Topic: IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
Cost: FREE. Free light refreshments as well.