After a screening of WOAO? at the Florida Film Festival, Lauressa Nelson from Natural Awakenings Magazine in Orlando reviews the film and sits down for an extensive interview with Marty Mesh & Shelley Rogers regarding the issues the film addresses beyond the organic label. The article can be found in the Conscious Eating section of Natural Awakenings May Issue. Be sure to check out other great sections such as Healthy Kids, Financial Health, News Briefs and more!
We have some exciting news to share about upcoming WOAO? screenings in several sunny locations March and April–a screening tour in FL with our outreach partner, Florida Organic Growers, and the Going Green Film Festival in Los Angeles!
WOAO? will be part of the first annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival, March 19-28. Screenings of the best environmental feature and doc films will be taking place inside the Hippodrome State Theatre, while there will be an Environmental Fair with community events such as Eco Tours outside! The festival will be screening WOAO? on March 24th at 8:25 pm followed by a panel discussion with Shelley and WOAO?’s own Marty Mesh! We’re excited to meet and greet Marty’s home-town crowd!!
Then on March 31st, Florida Organic Growers will be sponsoring a free screening of WOAO? in Naples, FL at 4:30pm at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. A panel discussion with Shelley, Marty (who is also Executive Director of FOG) and Frank Oakes owner of Food and Thought Organic Market and Restaurant. FOG also invites guests to a fundraising dinner at Frank Oakes’ restaurant following the screening. Come on by or invite your Naples neighbors!
Before we leave Florida, though, remember WOAO? will be kicking off Florida Film Festival‘s Food Focused Film weekend in Orlando, FL on April 10th. We’ll have a mini farmers market and lots of fun happenings planned, so we hope to see you there!
REthink, REplenish, REcommit is the motto for the Going Green Film Festival that is taking place on April 2-4th in Los Angeles, CA. The festival focuses solely on green filmmaking, from content to production. Chipotle will be awarding a prize to the film that best matches their philosophy of “eco-friendly food with integrity” on April 4th during the ECOtainment awards at the Writers Guild Theater…and WOAO? is honored to be under consideration for the award!
And be sure to check out First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, which aims to eliminate these food deserts and bring affordable, quality, nutritious food to everyone.
And take a gander at the Agricultural Justice Project’s Standards–they’re accepting comments until April 25th, so be sure to let them know you care about social justice issues in organic agriculture…
Now these are things all eaters can get excited about : )
Till the next time.