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Sowing Seeds for Change – From Farms to Films to Our Shared Struggle for the Future (Edmonton, AB)

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March 23 @ 2:30 pm - 12:00 am MDT

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Join us Saturday, March 23rd, from 2:30pm to midnight MST at the Ukrainian Centre in Edmonton, AB for a full day of inspiring short films about farming from Depth of Field, engaging speakers and discussions, music and dinner.

Embark with us on a cinematic journey as our Film Festival unfolds, immersing attendees in a rich tapestry of films and discussions centered around agriculture and youth initiatives in the prairies. The day will commence with vendors displaying their work and showcases in the lower pavilion of the hall.

At 2:30 pm, the event officially kicks off with a registration and reception, inviting attendees to check in, engage with vendors, and relish a warm atmosphere complemented by light refreshments. An introduction and welcome speech follow, setting the tone for the festival, with an overview that illuminates the day’s mission and its significance.

At 3:30 pm we begin our first film and discussion block, “Regenerating Our Lands.” The short films will explore critical themes such as climate change, soil degradation, regenerative grazing, carbon capture, and labor-output challenges. We will hold engaging discussions and Q&A sessions with knowledgeable speakers in order to enrich the participants’ viewing experience.

At 4:20pm onward, Film Blocks 2 to 5 will explore topics like Seed Sovereignty, Monopolies & Markets, Indigenous Land Relations, and the Roots of Migration. Each block features thought-provoking short films, paving the way for in-depth discussions that amplify understanding and encourage audience participation. With an intermission to provide more opportunities to explore vendors and energize the attendees.

At 8:00pm, a Dinner Break and Networking session provides a perfect interlude for attendees to enjoy a meal, network with like-minded individuals, and explore interactive vendor displays. This moment of camaraderie enhances the festival experience, fostering connections among participants.

At 8:45pm, the final Film block: “Cultivating Tomorrow’s Harvest” with focus on alternative agricultural relations in our changing world. Discussions and Q&A sessions with speakers further illuminate the complexities and nuances of these pressing issues.

At 9:35pm, the festival crescendos to its Closing Ceremony, expressing gratitude to sponsors and partners.

At 10:00 pm, attendees are then invited to stay for an After-Party, where the celebration continues with Sencelosia Collab.

With a meticulously curated program, engaging discussions, and an energizing after-party, the Day of the Film Festival promises to be a transformative experience, uniting diverse voices in the shared exploration of agriculture’s challenges and possibilities.

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Accessibility: The location has a wheelchair ramp, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, transit-accessible (central Edmonton), free parking lot, and Chairlifts in the building. Inquire further with auuc.yeg.youthcouncil@protonmail.com.

Presented by National Farmers Union-Region 7 Youth Rep and Association of United Ukrainian Canadians youth council.

In partnership with National Farmers Union, March Forth Creative and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the AgriCommunication Program.

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Depth of Field: Films About Farming

Depth of Field is a series of 40 short documentaries produced and presented by the National Farmers Union and March Forth Creative. The films showcase Canadian farmers and farm workers, and their sustainable farming practices on and off the land. Rotational grazing, seed saving, building healthy soils, and working for social justice– different farmers highlight their own priorities and, together, these films tell the story of farming practices that would create the food system we all want.

National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union is a farmer-led, democratically-directed farm organization representing Canadian farmers and farm workers, and advocating on issues of importance to us.

March Forth Creative

March Forth Creative is a renowned producer of award-winning documentaries that explore meaningful and timely topics. Their films have been screened across Canada through multiple municipalities and non-profit organizations, and internationally through distribution companies.

Organizer

National Farmers Union
Phone
(306)652-9465
Email
nfu@nfu.ca
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Venue

Ukrainian Centre
11018 97 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2M9 Canada
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