Winter documentary to be shown in Avon |

Winter documentary to be shown in Avon

Daily staff report

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the documentary film “FRESH” at 6 p.m. today at the Avon Public Library. “FRESH” is the first in the library’s winter series of documentary films.

“FRESH” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing the food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, “FRESH” features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, a 2008 recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant and recently named one of Time’s 100 most influential people; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, made famous by the book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan and the film “Food, Inc.”; and Kansas City supermarket owner David Ball, who stocks his stores with products from local suppliers.

“Initially, I intended to document the urgency of the global warming crisis, hoping to scare others and myself into taking action,” said Ana Sofia Joanes, director of “FRESH.” “Instead, I encountered the most inspiring people, ideas and initiatives. Who knew that we already had the solutions to so many of our problems and that some of us were already hard at work implementing them?”

Now Showing @ EVLD offers free film screenings throughout the year. For a complete schedule of upcoming films, visit the Eagle Valley Library District’s website at All film screenings are free and open to the public. Films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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