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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.

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Film Screening: Children of the Vine
Film Screening: Children of the Vine

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: Official Site & Trailer:

Event Information: November 1, 2023 / 6:00 PM   A-B Tech Community College / Ferguson Auditorium   340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801

Panelist Bios:

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

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