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March 4 - 18: Best of the Friday Harbor Film Fest focuses on farming solutions

From March 4 through 18 the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s 2022 BEST OF THE FEST series offers a Video-On-Demand feature documentary/short film package showcasing creative innovations in farming on the website, www.fhff.org. Tickets for this package are available online for $2.95.

The feature film, The Ants and the Grasshopper, first shown in coordination with the SJI Agricultural Guild Farm Tours of the San Juans in fall 2021, is showing again during the 2022 San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit.

DOCUMENTARIES PLAYING MARCH 4-18

Feature: The Ants and the Grasshopper + Q&A (Raj Patel & Zak Piper)

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/592766596/cefaa17d07

How do you change someone’s mind about the most Important thing in the world? Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real.

Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, she meets climate sceptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across all the divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide to schisms of race, class, and gender, to the thinking that allows Americans to believe we live on a different planet from everyone else. It will take all her skill and experience to persuade us that we’re all in this together.

This documentary, ten years in the making, weaves together the most urgent themes of our times: climate change, gender and racial inequality, the gaps between the rich and the poor, and the ideas that groups around the world have generated to save the planet.

Short: Farm to Restaurant to Table: The Story of Stand Up for Lopez, a Pandemic Food Security Program + Panel Discussion (Sue DuMond).

In March of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Lopez Island Family Resource Center (LIFRC) undertook an initiative to ensure that every islander's basic needs were being met. With a focus on food security, LIFRC formed a collaboration of forward-thinking donors, island food providers, and volunteers. This is the remarkable story of Stand Up for Lopez.

ATTENTION STUDENT, AMATEUR, AND PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKERS:

To submit your feature documentary, short film, or student film to Friday Harbor Film Festival for the October 2022 Festival, read full details on the FHFF Film Freeway website, https://filmfreeway.com/FHFF.

Deadline for feature and short films is June 1, 2022.

Student film deadline is September 1, 2022.

 

 

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