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March 19, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 N. Salem Street
Apex, NC 27502
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"What's On Your Plate" A film by Catherine Gund with Sadie Hope-Gund and Safiyah Riddle

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Apex Farmer’s Market What’s on your plate? This movie will have your whole family asking that question in an innovative and educational way. This witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics takes place over the course of one year and follows two eleven-yearold African-American city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safi yah talk to food activists, farmers, and storekeepers, as they address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it’s cultivated, and how many miles it travels from farm to fork. They visit supermarkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms. But they also check out innovative sustainable food system practices by going to farms, greenmarkets, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. They discover that these options have a number of positive effects: they are good for the environment, help struggling farmers survive, and provide affordable, locally grown food to commu