March 14th, 2013, 6:30 PM
Ottawa Public Library Auditorium
130 Metcalfe St.
The RFFF (www.reelfoodfilmfestival.ca) presents timely and topical and occasionally controversial documentaries on food, food justice and the future of our food system, locally, nationally and around the world. The screening are accessible and there is always a chance for discussion and dialogue.
Since 2007, the RFFF has been ensuring that high quality, diverse films about food issues are seen in Ottawa. Each Spring and Fall, a short serie of films are presented in an accessible and open environment to encourage debate and dialogue. The founding members of the Festival are Just Food, USC Canada, The Good Food Box and One World Arts. The associated groups over the last 5 years have been Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa Chapter, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, La Siembra/ Cocoa Camino and the Ottawa Public Library.
RFFF has hosted the Ottawa Premieres of a number of high profile films (The World According to Monsanto, King Corn, La Reine malade) and also included local short films, animated shorts and when possible, visits by the filmmakers themselves.
Some screenings bring out the passion and beauty of food and culture, and others have energized the audiences to take personal, national and international action to improve the food system.
Just Food is a non-profit organization working towards a just and sustainable food system in Ottawa, www.justfood.ca.
The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit community-based initiative bringing neighbours together to buy a variety of delicious and nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices.
USC Canada promoted vibrant family farms, strong rural communities and
healthy ecosystems around the world. USC was founded by Dr. Lotta
Hitschmanova in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee -