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POLYFACES Queensland film premiere

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POLYFACES Queensland film premiere

Time: February 12, 2016 from 5:45pm to 9pm
Location: Queensland Multicultural Centre
Event Type: film, screening
Organized By: Kristen Ottaway
Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2016

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As the problems of the world become more and more complex, the solutions become clear and simple.

What if saving the planet was as easy as changing agricultural practices? What if we could regenerate our landscapes, our communities, local economies, our health and most importantly our soils whilst delivering quality, nutrient dense products to an ever demanding and expanding consumer base? Could it be this simple? 

Darren Doherty, 5th generation Bendigo farmer, developer, author & trainer, knows it is – so together with his wife, actress Lisa Heenan and three children, including film maker daughter Isabella, he set out to the US to spend four years documenting a style of farming that will save humanity.

Set amidst the stunning Shenendoah Valley in Northern Virginia, Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm in Virginia uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families, restaurants and cafes within a three hour foodshed of their farm. Joel Salatin was called "The world's most innovative farmer" by Time magazine.

'Polyfaces' is a joyful film about connecting to the land. It follows the Salatin’s – a 4th generational farming family who do everything different than everyone else. The Doherty’s follow the family and farm over three years as they produce food in a way that works with nature, not against it. Using the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions, they produce high quality, nutrient-dense products. 

Agriculture is the most damaging industry on the planet but it doesn’t have to be!

This is a film to inspire change and save humanity. 

Find out more and book tickets here:

https://ticketbud.com/events/2f64821c-bfe0-11e5-a3f8-73f7e46b13aa

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Comment by Lissa on February 1, 2016 at 5:07

That's good Elaine, thank you for following up on the DVD. So long as it's not too expensive I will buy one and we can organise a viewing...though I've tried to find a venue for this before without success. My house is way too small as is yours.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 31, 2016 at 15:42

Reply about availability of DVD: "We hope the DVD's will be available in a couple of weeks! Please keep an eye out on our website for updated info!"

Comment by Kristen Ottaway on January 28, 2016 at 19:58

Hi Lissa

I'm sure it will be screened in other locations down the track and there will be DVDs available very soon. Keep an eye on the film Facebook page.

Cheers,

Kristen

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 28, 2016 at 13:25

I've emailed the makers asking about availability of DVD.

Comment by Lissa on January 28, 2016 at 6:40

I would love to see this movie. Any chance it might be screened in other areas Kristen? Getting to and from that central city location at night doesn't work for me.

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