In making Think Global: Eat Local our aim was to celebrate local food systems in communities around the world - farmers' markets, food box systems, food coops, community farms, community gardens, school gardens and home gardens.
|Meeting with Cuban community gardeners in Havana.|
|Working with the community to collaboratively design and construct a new community garden in Balcova, Turkey.|
|Leading permaculture classes for young Korean student activists.|
|Exploring urban agriculture zones in the middle Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.|
|Children tending to their Peace Garden on Eleuthera Island, The Bahamas|
I remember the premier screening so well - I was heavily pregnant with Hugh and it was just five he as was due. Climbing up onto the stage to introduce the film was quite a challenge!
We received support from the Maleny Film Commission, and arm of the largest Film Society in Australia, to make this film. So while we maintained an international focus throughout the film, there is a strongly local Maleny thread too (Maleny is in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland). I found out about this small grant from another mum at the Maleny Playgroup - that was such a hotbed of creativity - all those fabulous mums joining forces and doing projects they could while their kids were really little.
The links here are to the youtube versions my brother uploaded for me some time ago. It's not high resolution for screening, but OK for personal viewing. If you'd like a copy send me an email. I still have some DVDs remaining and I am planning to get it onto Vimeo in better resolution soon.
The film has been screened in many parts around Australia and internationally as a short introduction to the issues to stimulate discussion. It has been particularly popular with schools, local action groups, transition groups environment groups and the like.
You can watch it here in 2 parts. (NB: you can tell that we did the final couple of interviews in Queensland summer - the cicadas are ever-present during the daylight hours! I've always wanted to re-record those bits, but new projects beckon).