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First Time Documentary Filmmaker Fights for Small Farmers
Washington, D.C. –June 10, 2011–If the FDA wasn’t defensive before about their raids against multiple small farms around the country, they soon will be when Kristin Canty’s documentary film Farmageddon–the Unseen War on American Family Farms debuts this month in three major cities–DC, LA, NYC.
The epicenter of bureaucratic and regulatory power, Washington, DC, is the first stop for the film. It opens here on June 17 for a weeklong World Premiere at the West End Cinema on 23rd Street, NW (between M and N streets). The filmmaker will be in town for the multiple events being coordinated around the film by groups such as Slow Food DC, Keep Food Legal, Grassfed on the Hill, and the Weston A. Price Foundation. Tickets go on sale at the West End Cinema box office, June 14, 2011.
A first time filmmaker, Kristin is a Massachusetts mom whose 4 year old son was healed of multiple allergies by adding farm fresh (raw) milk to his diet. She grew increasingly alarmed at the state and federal government’s armed raids of farm buying clubs and health food coops around the nation. In particular, the targeting of the very food that restored her son to perfect health, roused this mother of four children, to document on film the harsh actions against family farms.
Farmageddon tells the stories, in the words of the victims themselves, of the numerous trespasses of the health bureaucrats on farmers and consumers civil liberties. Canty also interviews experts on health and nutrition and leading local foods advocates to give a sobering assessment of the plight of farmers who seek to meet the growing demand for healthy, ecologically grown food. Congressman Ron Paul makes a cameo appearance decrying government’s overreach into the health and diet decisions of American citizens.
Kristin Canty is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education and activist group, as well as the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. It was while hosting a fundraiser in her home for the latter, that she was inspired to undertake the making of the film. Her goal was to let the honest farmers whose food had harmed no one, tell their side of the story.
The D.C. premiere runs from June 17 through June 23rd. Showtimes for are weekdays 3, 5, 7, 9:00pm, and weekends 1, 3, 5, 7, 9:00pm. For tickets, contact West End Cinema, located at 2301 M Street NW Washington, DC 20037, the box office phone number is 202-419-3456.
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a non-profit nutrition education foundation dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. The Foundation is spearheading a national campaign to educate consumers about the benefits of farm fresh milk from pasture-raised dairy animals. Please visit their website westonaprice.org or realmilk.com to learn more about the Foundation’s Campaign for Real Milk.
For other screening dates and times, to request a screening or see the trailer, visit the Farmageddon website: http://farmageddonmovie.com
Paul Walker says
Paul is fine.
Very informative film, and scary to think there are likely many other, similar cases of oppression being perpetrated on small farmers.
Theme song could have been John Prine’s “Crooked Piece of Time” – relevant lyric ” we were just tryin’ to make livin’, in our own backyard”… Thanks to Missus Canty for sharing this story! Really good work.
What are the plans for getting the film into wide distribution, and would you like some help with this?