Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tonight and tomorrow at the MoRUS Film Fest

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Saturday, August 20
Dias Y Flores Community Garden East 13th St. between Ave. A and B
Inhabit and Unbroken Ground
This double-feature focuses on new ways to think about our relationship with the land and the oceans.
Inhabit — Exploring the tools for and promise of meeting human needs while also caring for and regenerating ecosystem health, this 2015 documentary elevates the idea of conscience inhabitance through permaculture.
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Unbroken Ground — In this 2016 short film, surfer/director Chris Malloy highlights some of the great chasms in modern food production while offering a potential solution: in this case following the credo of Patagonia Provisions, the sustainable food line and offshoot of the outdoor apparel company, to cause no unnecessary harm to the environment in the harvesting and preparation of food and inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.
Runtime: 26 minutes

Sunday, August 21
Hemp Night — Bringing it Home
La Plaza Community Garden Corner of 9th St. and Ave. C
An evening devoted to the past, present and future of hemp, a panel of speakers will precede a screening of Bringing it Home, a 2013 documentary that follows a father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leading to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback — although research is legal in some states, hemp remains off-limits to almost all U.S. farmers.

There's a suggested donation of $7. You can find more details on tickets and the films here. The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is located at 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street.

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