Film screening and meal focus on the global food crisis – Oct. 19

CALS and the Agroecology program are co-sponsors of an upcoming special screening of The Hunger Season, a new documentary about the planetary food crisis. The evening will include a “Wisconsin Meal in Swaziland” dinner, as participants are invited to eat a meal prepared with the same cornmeal profiled in the film, which travels from Wisconsin farms through the U.S. AID program to serve as one of the primary sources of sustenance in villages in Swaziland. Panel discussions with the filmmakers, as well as scholars and activists dealing with food issues, will follow. This event will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2008 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Madison, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI. For more info, download the film flyer.

The event is free and open to the public. The screening is co-sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Center for Culture, History and Environment (CHE), Working Films, and First United Methodist Church with support from the Bradshaw Knight Foundation, Didion Milling, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences, Morgridge Center for Public Service, and the Agroecology program.