New Social Forum Film tomorrow |

New Social Forum Film tomorrow

The film is shown at 7:35 p.m. Tuesdays at The Magic Theatre, 107 Argall Way in Nevada City; admission is $4. A discussion takes place after the screening.

This week’s film is “Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture, and the New American Farmer” (2004). The future looks grim in “The Apple Capital of the World.” Filmmaker Guy Evans sets out on a journey to discover why his own father is losing his livelihood as an apple grower in their pastoral valley in Washington state. His father is not alone. Apple growers by the thousands are going out of business. What went wrong in the natural Garden of Eden? Evans witnessed small farmers forced off their land as they struggle to compete against the Goliaths that populate today’s global economy, against rising production costs, against price-depressing retailers and bargain-shopping consumers. But then he happens upon an entirely new breed of farmer, practitioners of a sustainable agriculture. These New American farmers define a path of renewal that could hold the answer for Evans’ father and for farmers across America. This film helps us discover ways in which any individual can play a role, not just in saving America’s farmers, but in restoring hope for humanity. 57 minutes;

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