OEFFA Policy Film Screening Series

Presented in partnership with generous sponsors and expert panelists, OEFFA Policy’s Film Screening Series begins on Sunday, January 14, 2024, and continues throughout the following months.

Join us as we explore the many facets of our food and farming systems and hear the stories of those most intimately connected to climate problems and solutions. This curated selection of diverse films and panelists will raise awareness, inspire dialogue, and empower positive change.

Following each film (aside from Digging In), there will be a panel discussion to spark conservation and inspire us to work together for policy change. With opening and closing remarks from OEFFA staff, we will offer ways for folks to further engage with the Policy Program and OEFFA in general.

The screenings are free and open to the public (but we encourage you to register). Closed captioning will be offered. Please contact us for additional accommodations and support.

The Films

Sunday, January 14, 2024
3 p.m.

The Neon | Dayton

Director Sanjay Rawal sheds light on U.S. agricultural labor in Food Chains. The documentary takes a deep look at the living and working conditions of workers in Immokalee, Florida—one of the nation’s top tomato-producing regions and the epicenter of one of the most important fights for food workers’ rights.

Friday, February 16, 2024
7:30 p.m.

OEFFA Conference | Newark

Digging In follows Masika Henson as she explores the many facets of the U.S. food system: corporate control, land ownership, the climate crisis, and the hollowing out of rural America. Featuring non-extractive storytelling, this film will leave viewers with more questions than answers—but that’s what makes it most rewarding.

Sunday, March 24, 2024
2 p.m.

The Athena | Athens

Few things are as vital and miraculous as seeds. Unfortunately, in the last century, 94 percent of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows the seed keepers helping to protect our 12,000-year-old food legacy, especially as it relates to promoting climate resilience and combatting corporate power.

Sunday, April 21, 2024
2 p.m.

Studio 35 | Columbus

Deemed “Oscar-worthy” by nutrition and food policy expert Marion Nestle, The Ants & the Grasshopper follows Malawian activist Anita Chitaya across the U.S. as she persuades Americans that the climate crisis is real. The film brings attention to the divisions shaping our country: race, gender, class, and the rural-urban divide.

The Panelists

Food Chains

Anisa Kline | Dr. Anisa Kline holds a PhD in Geography from Ohio State University. In 2022, she conducted one of the largest surveys of agricultural guest workers in the United States, traveling over 10,000 miles in 3 months to interview 285 H-2A workers throughout Ohio. She is currently working with Dr. Margaret Jodlowski on a series of papers about agricultural labor and policy.

Emily Jackle | Emily is co-owner of Mile Creek Farm, an organic farm serving CSA customers across the greater Dayton region. Mile Creek Farm became certified organic in 2010 and is currently certified by OEFFA and Real Organic Project, and endorsed as a FairShare CSA farm.

Amanda Duprey Hernandez | Amanda is an OEFFA policy intern and the former farm manager at Agraria. Amanda has researched food sovereignty in Puerto Rico and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy at the Vermont Law and Graduate School.

Adam Utley (Moderator) | Adam is the coordinator of OEFFA’s Fair Farms program. Through a partnership with the Agricultural Justice Program, Adam helps farmers enact clear, fair labor policies and practices.

Digging In

The screening of Digging In will take place at the 2024 OEFFA Conference. There will not be a panel discussion.

SEED: The Untold Story

Coming soon!

The Ants & The Grasshopper

Coming soon!

The Partners

It is an honor to partner with the following sponsors and partners for the 2024 OEFFA Policy Film Screening Series. Thank you for all you do, and for helping us showcase these amazing films! Without your generous support, events like these wouldn’t be possible.

OEFFA
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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