Awareness Film Night “would-be moviegoers” are invited to a virtual screening of “A Need to GROW” on June 3rd at 7 p.m. That would have been the night for AFN’s Season Finale. “The Need to GROW” is the film that was slated to be screened for April’s Farm and Film Gala.
Since we were not able to screen the film due to The Need To Isolate during Covid Times, the folks at TheNeedToGrow.com have agreed that, for our screening fees, we can substitute making this film available for free viewing on-line for 5 days for Awareness Film Night moviegoers.
“The Need To GROW” is a great and timely film, not to be missed, about growing our own food, about innovative, inspiring new farming practices that don’t harm the ecosystem, about overcoming adversity and the demolishing of one’s dreams, about perseverance and about the need to grow in more ways than just growing food. Check out the trailer.
For those on the AFN email list there will be an email update several days prior to June 3rd containing the link for viewing this film. For those not on the list, it will be posted on the webpage www.awarenessfilmnight.ca several days prior as well. We can all watch it together on June 3rd at 7 p.m. or, if that doesn’t work for you, the link will be good for 5 days from the moment you open it. Post-screening “discussion” is invited on the AFN Facebook page.
Here are some thoughts to ponder for our discussion: It is a time when people have, quite naturally it seems, turned to growing a garden, eating more healthily and supporting local growers and food producers (of which we in the Sooke Region have a wide selection). Are you planting things this Spring? If so, what is it that makes you want to garden or plant a few potted veggies on the patio? Is it to save money? For tastier food? Because it’s healthier? To be assured of actually having food? To commune with the Earth?
Can you envision a time when agriculture consists mostly of small, local farms growing an abundance of food without chemicals using some of the methods described in the film? Do you have some ideas of how we can encourage such a vision in our community?
Did “The Need to GROW” inspire you to be more proactive? Perhaps becoming involved in a local food security group or advocating for healthier food choices for children?
Lots of food for thought in this film.