A Special Screening of Women On The Land at the San Francisco Art Institute, February 25

Here’s a screening coming soon of a beautiful documentary that deserves a much wider audience – Women On The Land – Creating Conscious Community – at the San Francisco Art Institute. This is one of the loveliest, most inspiring films I’ve ever seen.
The film touches upon the work of several generations of women on the Northern California coast, beginning with the founding of the popular feminist magazine on women’s self-sufficiency, Country Women, in the early 1970s and continuing through the eat local & sustainable food & ag movements of today.
Learning to care for their environment and live sustainably, the passionate, determined women of Women On the Land charted their own path – pursuing their passions while learning the skills they needed to survive and thrive along the way. Ultimately these trailblazing women build a path towards sustainability that provides a practical, inspiring alternative to a world enduring widespread economic collapse, feeding its addiction to burning finite fossil fuels until we’ve irretrievably altered our climate.
If you’re interested in an entertaining dose of inspiration, beauty and hope – not to mention practical wisdom – you will be delighted by this film. It is a priceless antidote to the community and spiritual deficit of 21st century consumer capitalism.
Filmmakers Carmen Goodyear and Laurie York, of Mendocino Coast Films, previously made the award winning documentary Freedom to Marryamong many others.
Accompanying them during this event will be one of the remarkable & inspiring young farmers from the film, Gowan Lester, of Noyo Food Forest and Eat Mendocino.

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Women On The Land – Creating Conscious Community at the San Francisco Art Institute on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 P.M.

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This screening is sponsored by the SF Art Institute and is free to the general public.

 

For more info on “Women On The Land” please visit:  http://WomenOnTheLand.com where you can also view the film’s trailer.

“Women on the Land is a timely film that connects the powerful back-to-the-land women’s self-sufficiency movement that began in the early 1970s with our pressing need today to create conscious communities, live sustainably, eat non-GMO food, and protect our bodies and Mother Earth from corporate greed. It’s an awesome film that beckons us to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. Whether we plant a garden or simply make better choices at the grocery store, this film will inspire you to take action for our planet!”

—Davina Kotulski, Ph.D.- Author, Life Coach, Psychologist

 

“An intimate look at women who’ve lived their passion, exactly what all of us want for our lives. Their story is about food and farming aligned with a flourishing earth. And it is about authenticity and courage—courage to be ourselves and therefore to open the way for others. Thank you!”

—Frances Moore Lappé – Author, Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want

 

“The wise women who are the subjects of this beautiful film have a compelling story to tell—a story about the maturing of ’70s back-to-the-land idealism, and about what it means to live simply and sustainably in a petroleum-powered, consumer-driven world. This isn’t about nostalgia: these gutsy, down-to-earth women are prepared for life in the 21st century. Watch, listen, and learn.”

—Richard Heinberg – Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute and Author, The End of Growth

Also, if you have friends in the Bay Area who would be interested in this screening could you please forward this email to them?  Thank you for helping get the word out!

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