Rough-cut screening of documentary film on kids and food politics, Oct. 29

What’s On Your Plate, a documentary film about kids and food politics, will be shown Oct. 29 in Room AB20 Weeks Hall, 1215 West Dayton Street from 7–9 p.m.

The free event will include:

  • A welcome and introduction with Gregg Mitman, Interim Director of the Nelson Institute.
  • A “rough-cut” screening of Catherine Gund’s film, “What’s On Your Plate.” This film is still a work-in-progress. By viewing the rough-cut and providing feedback the audience will get to play a critical role in the editing process and provide ideas for the film’s audience engagement campaign.
  • Audience feedback session with filmmaker Catherine Gund moderated by Judith Helfand, Nelson Institute’s Filmmaker-in-Residence. The discussion will focus on the film as a story, how it can be used locally and across the country, and on the food systems work being done in Madison.
  • Tales from Planet Earth update. Gregg Mitman and Judith Helfand will talk with the audience about plans for the 2009 festival and possibilities for community organization involvement.

More information about What’s On Your Plate can be found at

More information about Tales from Planet Earth can be found at