You are invited to join the Queens Harvest Food Coop community for a film screening of "Working Landscapes"; a film by one of our own wonderful volunteers Liz Victorine, about our local Hudson Valley farmers.
The screening will take place on Thursday, December 8th, at The Creek and Cave, located at 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City.
Arrive at 7pm to mingle and learn more about the Queens Harvest Food Coop; the screening will begin promptly at 8pm, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film maker at about 8:35 pm.
CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR THIS FREE EVENT
release date: 2011
Producer/Director: Elizabeth Ellis Victorine
Director of Photography: Joseph Victorine
Editor/Composer: Chris Asta
|Working Landscapes - Trailer|
Working Landscapes - Synopsis
Once called the breadbasket of New York City, the Hudson Valley has lost much of its farmland in the past fifty years to a changing agricultural industry and the creeping sprawl of New York's suburbs. Many local farmers have found themselves unable to compete in the new wholesale arena as imported food from California, the Midwest, and foreign countries drives prices down. They have also been hit hard by rising property taxes as developers build new suburban subdivisions for commuter families looking north for cheaper housing. The Hudson Valley's dairy industry has been nearly decimated, and apple orchards seem close behind. The area's transition from rural to suburban means the loss of local food, landscape, family legacies, and the valley's identity. "Working Landscapes," tells this story through the eyes of farmers, housing developers and produce wholesalers in Dutchess County, New York.