Healthy Community Film Series - Closing Film!
November 8 • Appleton Event Center • 7PM
View Trailer: HERE
Abundant Land is a one-hour documentary about a Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island to test genetically engineered seeds. Agrochemical biotech corporations are depleting Moloka’i’s topsoil and fresh water while contributing to dust storms that spread pesticides into the ocean and surrounding communities.
Follow several dedicated residents who seek transparency about the agrochemical testing being done on their island, and their ensuing efforts to heal and repair it. From initial grassroots efforts that give rise to organized actions, Moloka’i residents learn to use permaculture techniques based on ancient Hawaiian farming practices.
Special Guests: Post-film conversation with Director Natasha Florentino, and Dr. Ann López, Center for Farmworker Families.
Just Added! Local musician Michelle Kiba “The Ukelele Lady,” will perform at 7PM, prior to the film.
Thursday, November 8 at 7PM. Free ($8 donation suggested). Doors open at 6:30PM. Appleton Event Center, 410 Rodriguez St. downtown Watsonville.
•Major funding provided by the Harbourton Foundation•
Co-sponsor: Pájaro Valley Community Health Trust. Venue Sponsor: Appleton Event Center.