Press Release: Nationally Acclaimed Film, “Eating Animals,” to Premiere on Eastern Shore

    March 25, 2019

For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2019

Contact:
Maria Payan, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, 717-826-7286, mariap@sraproject.org
Kathy Phillips, Assateague Coastal Trust, 443-235-2014, coastkeeper@actforbays.org

 

Nationally Acclaimed Film, “Eating Animals,” to Premiere on Eastern Shore

An urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.

 

BERLIN, MARYLAND      Join SRAP and ACT on Thursday, April 4th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Globe in downtown Berlin, MD, for a free screening of “Eating Animals”, a Telluride International Film Festival 2017 Selected Film and Sundance Selects film, presented with the Lower Eastern Shore Engagement Network (LESEN).

How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Christopher Quinn (GOD GREW TIRED OF US), Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed back against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

The evening is to benefit the Lower Eastern Shore Engagement Network. LESEN is a collaboration of ACT, CATA Farm Worker Support Group, Future Harvest CASA, Fair Farms, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP), and the Surfrider Foundation. It serves as a unifying force for organizations seeking to promote policies and practices that empower, educate, and engage communities on economic, environmental, and social issues pertinent to the Lower Shore.

*6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Meet & Greet with film stars Craig Watts, former Perdue grower and spokesperson for SRAP,  Rick Dove of WATERKEEPER Alliance, Emerald COASTKEEPER Larry  Baldwin
*6:30 pm: Eating Animals premier, Free to the public
*8:00 pm: Dessert, Coffee, and film discussion upstairs


The Globe Restaurant & Bar, located in the heart of downtown Berlin, has a fantastic dinner menu and will generously donate a portion of the evening’s dining receipts back to LESEN, so please join us for dinner between 4:30 & 6pm.

What:  Free Screening of “Eating Animals” and ‘meet the stars’ film discussion afterward

When:   April 4, 2019  6pm – 9pm

Where:   The Globe Restaurant and Bar, 11 Broad St. Berlin, MD

For more info:  http://www.actforbays.org/lesen-movie-night.html

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Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) works to help communities across the U.S. replace industrial livestock production with ecologically sound, socially equitable, and economically viable animal agriculture.  Visit www.SRAProject.org

The Assateague Coastal Trust’s mission is to promote and encourage the protection of the health, productivity, and sustainability of the coastal bays watershed of Delmarva through advocacy, education and conservation. Visit www.ACTforBays.org

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