This film is a new documentary that looks at why our Australian food system is broken and how we can fix it. Following the screening is a facilitated Q&A forum featuring Tammi Jonas and Nick Rose from the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance.
Free entry and no need to book or RSVP, simply turn up on the night. Please arrive by 6:45pm as doors close at 7pm. A gold coin donation would be appreciated on the night so we can continue to deliver such events in our region.
Fair Food is a documentary about producers, businesses and communities who recognise Australia’s food system needs help. Through a series of passionate interviews, the film looks at issues including the duopoly of the supermarket system forcing prices down and strangling the opportunity to improve methods of production. The result is a degraded system, where the need to produce more for less compromises animal welfare, soil health, waste management and ultimately drives producers off their land. But it’s not all doom and gloom.
Fair Food takes a look at how the Fair Food Movement is helping producers and consumers to find ways around the existing system, by building new production and distribution systems of their own. Fair Food shows the positive steps we can take to heal our food system.
Post the movie screening will be a Q&A style forum featuring:
Tammi Jonas – Ethical farmer, meatsmith, agrarian intellectual and President of Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
Nick Rose – National Coordinator of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and Director of the Food Connect Foundation
Rob-Fenton – Head Teacher at the National Environment Centre’s 180 ha certified organic farm producing organic lamb, pork, chicken, eggs, olives, vegetables, herbs and honey.
Anna Mackinlay – Health Promotion Officer with the Beechworth Health Service, co-founder of the Local Food Network Riverina North East and co-organiser of the very successful ‘Building a Local Food Future’ forum.
Plus two local farmers yet to be confirmed.
Q&A session will be professionally facilitated by Kristy Howard – Kristy has a long history in Australia’s agricultural sector as a researcher and facilitator and is passionate about working with rural and regional Australians, in particular farmers.