‘Five Films For A Future’ to focus on social change

A documentary film series being hosted next week will try and turn the community focus in Southwest Florida on sustainability and creating a better tomorrow. ‘Five Films for a Future’ is scheduled to kick off October 9 at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center with a showing of Urban Roots.

“Our intention is to bring people together to learn, discuss, and take action. We draw strength from coming together as a community like this,” said Transition Sarasota founder Don Hall. Transition Sarasota, along with the Peace and Education Action Center and WSLR 96.5 Community Radio, are teaming up to bring the series to a local audience.

Urban Roots, a 2011 documentary directed by Mark MacInnis, follows life in Detroit as people in midst of an economic collapse start an urban farming movement. The screening of the film, which will show at Fogartyville at 7pm, also serves as a kick-off event in anticipation of Eat Local Week, though that event doesn’t start until later this month and runs Oct. 24 through 30.

The rest of the film series will run in monthly installments through February. Gasland II screens Nov. 13, Passive House Revolution Dec. 11, Shift Change on Jan. 8 and Within Reach on Feb. 12.

For more information visit Transition Sarasota’s site.

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