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Fresh Fest: A Farming and Food Film Festival at Images: May 7-13

Fri, May 7th, 2021
8:00 am
- Thu, May 13th, 2021
5:00 pm

Fresh Fest: A Farming and Food Film Festival at Images: May 7-13

Images Cinema presents
Fresh Fest: A Food and Farming Film Festival
Friday, May 7 through Thursday, May 13

Fresh Fest is an annual film festival that explores the ways farming and food culture impacts our lives in rich and varied ways, and makes links to local farmers and food producers, a collaborative effort between Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, Storey Publishing, and Images Cinema. This year Fresh Fest will happen on Images’ Virtual Cinema platform, watch.eventive.org/imagesvirtual. All films are free to view and will be available for the full week with the exception of Gather, which will be available for one show only, TBA.

This year features a World Premiere of Finding Hope in Farmland, a short film by Williamstown-based filmmaking team, director Dave Simonds and producer Sarah Gardner, about a Somali Bantu community starting a farm in upstate New York. The festival also includes The Long Coast, about Maine’s changing fishing industry; Fruits of Labor, a documentary about a Mexican American high school student who supports her family harvesting and processing strawberries; and Gather, a film about Native American food traditions. More information about each film follows below.

Fresh Fest is supported in part by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Fresh Fest is also sponsored by Storey Publishing and the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies.


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