The City of Palm Springs will present a special free screening of the film "One Man, One Cow, One Planet" on Saturday, March 16 at Camelot Theatres at 9:30 a.m. This is the second film in the City of Palm Spring's free film series.
"One Man, One Cow, One Planet," is a film about the farming revolution in India and one man, out to save the world.
What does an environmentally friendly biodynamic food system capable of feeding everyone actually look like? This film is a blueprint for a post-industrial future. It takes you into the heart of the world’s most important renaissance.
The outcome of the battle for agricultural control in India may just dictate the future of the earth. Modern industrial agriculture is destroying the earth: Desertification, water scarcity, toxic cocktails of agricultural chemicals pervading our food chains, ocean ecosystem collapse, soil erosion and massive loss of soil fertility.
Our ecosystems ore overwhelmed. Humanity’s increasing demands are exceeding the Earth’s carrying capacity. A simple recipe to save the world? One old man and a bucket of cow-dung. Are you crazy?
Modern agriculture causes topsoil to be eroded at 3 million tons per hour. (that’s 26 billion tons a year) Human mass is replacing biomass and other species. The carrying capacity of the earth is almost spent. To maintain our comfort zone lifestyles we will soon need five earths to sustain us in the style to which we have become accustomed.
The mantra of free trade has failed the world’s poor. There is a better way. Biodynamic agriculture may be the only answer we have left.
Be green and bring new or gently used books, DVDs or CDs that you don’t want or need any more to donate to the Friends of the Palm Springs Library. Items will be collected before the start of each film. The Friends will either sell the donated items at their sales events to raise money on behalf of the Library or give to the Library to supplement their collection. It’s a great way to clean out your book shelves, movie and music collections and donate to a great cause to be enjoyed by others. It’s recycling at its best.
“One Man, One Cow, One Planet” is not rated and has a run-time of 56 minutes.
Camelot Theatres are located at 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA (see map).
This screening is free and seating is first come, first serve. Arrive early to get a good seat.
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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones and no texting, please don't talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don't forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com