Gardens of Destiny - October 27th, 2007
A feature documentary with Dan Jason about organic food and seeds.
Saturday, October 27th at 7PM and 9PM (length 75 minutes)
RIO movie theatre on Broadway and Commercial in Vancouver
Cost: $5 at the door
In this documentary, filmmaker, Jocelyn Demers meets Dan Jason on Salt Spring Island, on Canada's west coast. Dan is an organic gardener with a fantastic selection of seeds, vegetables, grains, medicinal plants and flowers. He is also the head of the grassroots organization called the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada, a network of Canadian gardeners who are preserving as much plant diversity as is possible. Mr. Jason has been a long time critic of the non-organic food system in North America. Jocelyn Demers explores Dan's garden and seed world and investigates what other experts from the agriculture milieu think about Dan's observations.
GARDENS OF DESTINY investigates many important issues related to pollution and health. These include: How humans have died because of genetically modified plants, the resilience that results in insects and pests because pesticides are utilized in agriculture; and why some countries have environmental courts of justice. The film also reveals how a major food crisis was created because of mono crops due to pressure from the World Bank. Additionally, it examines how organic food has proven to be protective against cancer.
GARDENS OF DESTINY offers several easy and sometimes fun solutions for citizens and governments. Two of these remedies include supporting organic growers and starting your own organic garden.
The DVD of this documentary is also available at Banyan Books in Vancouver and online at www.Saltspringseeds.com