A Taste of Spring

Cultivate: A Mini Film Fest

On October 20th, 2011, After the Harvest put on its very first event-- Cultivate: A Mini Film Fest at The Mayfair Theatre here in Ottawa. The feature film screened was Ingredients, with a surprise opening short called...wait for it...After the Harvest!

The whole thing got started one day on Twitter when a Croatian Barista notified me of this film that held the same name as my blog. After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands is a film that sheds light on the plight of Mexian and South American coffee farmers who struggle with hunger during the months after the harvest, i.e. "the thin months".

Produced by Brian Kimmel of Optic Nerve Productions, Ingredients is a film that focuses on supporting your local food economy, and the health, taste and cultural benefits of eating as locally and seasonally as possible.

In addition to the films, there was a silent auction and some locally-made movie snacks to add to the event, and my pal Geoff took some amazing photos.

Thank you to my family and friends and to everyone who attended!

The event raised $670 for Heifer International.

For a full recap of the event, please click here.

For a gallery of photos by Geoff Clyne Photography, please click here.

Much gratitude goes out to my event sponsors, partners and supporters:

I highly recommend viewing both of these films.

Ingredients Trailer:

Link to viewing After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands online:
Click here to view the film

Stay tuned for future After the Harvest events! Thank you!