Wed, Nov 01|
AB TECH: Ferguson Auditorium
Film Screening: Children of the Vine
Hear the latest from an expert panel as they share non-toxic alternatives to Roundup that are safer and cheaper.
Time & Location
Nov 01, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AB TECH: Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
About the Event
Children Of The Vine: Film Screening Asheville, NC, November 1, 2023
With 280 million pounds of Roundup sprayed annually on crops grown in the United States and 20 million pounds sprayed on public spaces, the investigative documentary Children of the Vine couldn’t be more timely. At the center of this controversy is glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. Glyphosate is now found in breast milk, baby food, wine and 80% of food grown in the United States. Why are countries banning Roundup while U.S. farmers use more of it than any other country in the world? Over 60 countries and hundreds of cities, school districts and HOAs have banned or restricted the use of glyphosate and yet many Buncombe entities still spray Roundup on backyards, sidewalks, parks, schools and even hiking trails. Learn more about the risks of glyphosate and what people can do to support public officials and neighbors to switch to safer alternatives that protect public health and the natural beauty and diversity of wildlife in Western North Carolina.
The unsettling investigation into the controversial herbicide Roundup and its impact on public health was directed by award-winning filmmaker Brian Lilla. Lilla interviewed both farmers who depend on Roundup and those paying the ultimate price for spraying it. Lilla digs deep into Monsanto’s misleading science and 40 year campaign that Roundup is “safe as salt.” In the end, Children Of The Vine highlights solution driven farming practices that don’t put public health at risk and are capable of feeding the world.
After premiering at the Sonoma International Film Festival, Children Of The Vine is now executing a national community screening campaign that allows audiences to engage with farmers, scientists and health experts who provide insights and resources on organic land management practices that work for a diversity of communities.
The Asheville screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Zen Honeycut (Founder and Executive Director of Moms Across America), Paul Mills (Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health UC San Diego) and film director Brian Lilla to answer audience questions and discuss the health impacts of synthetic pesticides and options of non-toxic land management practices.
For access to a password protected screener and photos, contact Brian Lilla at: T: 510.919.0194 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Official Site & Trailer: childrenofthevinemovie.com
Event Information: November 1, 2023 / 6:00 PM A-B Tech Community College / Ferguson Auditorium 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801
Brian Lilla, Director Children Of The Vine- Brian has dedicated over twenty years to directing documentary films large and small. From his first short Twenty To Life, to the award winning investigative documentary Patagonia Rising and intimate Tale Of Two Bondage Models, Brian’s work spans across themes of environmental, LGBTQ and social justice. Making films has taken him from the Northern Patagonia Icecap to downtown Tokyo to the streets of Oakland. Brian thrives on getting outside his comfort zone to capture stories that bring voice to marginalized communities. His work has been broadcast on Netflix, Discovery Channel and broadcast outlets across the globe. Lilla lives in Napa with his wife and two children.
Zen Honeycutt, Founder & Executive Director Moms Across America- Moms Across America is a non-profit National Coalition of Unstoppable Moms. With the motto "Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids " Moms Across America has grown rapidly, over 600 leaders have created nearly 1000 community events in all 50 states in the past 5 years. Moms Across America empowers and amplifies the voice of the mom locally and nationally to create healthy communities by raising awareness about GMOs and related pesticides in our food. Zen has been featured on major news stations and documentaries. She is an international speaker, and author of Unstoppable: Transforming Sickness and Struggle into Triumph, Empowerment and a Celebration of Community. Zen is a former consumer representative to the California Organic Products Advisory Committee.
Paul Mills, Professor Family Medicine and Public Health UC San Diego- Paul is a professor and the director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health. The Center is advancing research excellence in integrative health to transform how medicine is practiced, supporting education and mentorship in integrative health research for students as well as healthcare professionals, and helping to guide the creation of new models of clinical care, combining the best of traditional medicine and evidence-based integrative therapies. Paul is currently serving as Director of Research for the Chopra Foundation.
Howard Vlieger, Founder Contact Organics- Howard is a third generation family farmer who has been a “student of the soil,” studying why and how the soil works as it does, since 1989. Since 1992 Howard has been a crop nutrition adviser and has founded two companies to help family farmers reduce their dependency on chemical-based farming and transition to biological and/or organic production. Howard now works and teaches as an independent crop nutrition advisor, helping both crop and livestock farmers all across the U.S. Howard works with scientists and researchers around the world to develop effective solutions, based on the latest science, for the real-life problems farmers are experiencing because of GMO crops and glyphosate