Los Angeles

Screening of Shall We Gather at the River this Sunday

Our friends at Path to Freedom urban homestead in Pasadena have sent us news of a film screening and vegetarian potluck this Sunday, November 23. Slow Food members and friends are invited to participate: Please see the information below for event details including how to reserve your place:

On Sunday, November 23, Path to Freedom – Urban Homestead will host a vegetarian potluck followed by a screening of the documentary Shall We Gather At the River.

This event will be held 5-9 PM on the grounds of 626 Cypress Ave. in Pasadena. Suggested donation is $10. Space is limited so reservations are necessary. To reserve, please call (626) 844–4586 or register online at www.pathtofreedom.com/form/eventregistration.htm.

A heart-stopping new documentary, Shall We Gather At the River (2008; 90 minutes; directed by Don McCorkell), has just been released which exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production.

In 1906, public outrage at the scandal exposed by Upton Sinclair in the novel, The Jungle, led to major reforms that cleaned up a corrupt and dangerous system. It is the hope of the filmmakers of Shall We Gather At the River that their film will mobilize a similar public outcry for reform.

For the vegetarian potluck, attendees are encouraged to contribute food produced within a 100-mile radius of their homes (Santa Barbara to San Diego).  If that’s not possible, then strive to purchase organic foods grown within the closest distance.

For more information, please see http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/2008/10/29/november-film-food-night/