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Eating Alabama

January 19, 2014

Presented by PCC Farmland Trust | Free burrito brunch by Chiptole

USA | 2012 | 62 Minutes | Andrew Beck Grace

This thoughtful and funny essay on community and sustainable food follows a young couple as they return to their grandparents' way of eating. Q&A with Jeremy Sanford of Sanford's Farm.

In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability, Eating Alabama is a story about why food matters.

This inaugural film of SIFF's new DocBrunch series – pairing enlightening documentary films with tasty snacks – is sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, who will be on hand with tasty, fresh burritos for all in attendance.

After the screening, chat with farmer Jeremy Sanford of Sanford’s Farm about the challenges of farming in Washington and how you can eat locally and support local agriculture.

Presented by PCC Farmland Trust's On the Farm education program. On the Farm gives community members a unique opportunity to throw on their boots and head out to a working farm for an insider's look at sustainable farming practices and farmland preservation across Washington State. Each event highlights a topic related to sustainable farming, takes place on a conserved farm, and gives participants the chance to make connections with local food and farmers! On the Farm is supported by Chipotle.

Special Engagement
All seats $5.00

Director: Andrew Beck Grace
Principal Cast: Andrew Grace, Rashmi Grace
Country: USA
Year: 2012
Running Time: 62 Minutes
Website: Official Film Website