My short film Think Global: Eat Local is a celebration of local food systems in communities around the world - including farmers' markets, food box systems, food coops, community farms, community gardens, school gardens and home gardens.
Me threshing grain in Ladakh, India in the early 1990s - here I learnt the importance and significance of local food.
The film touches on many of the issues caused by and impacting upon our current unsustainable food system including climate change and peak oil, and points to the relocalisation of food systems as a key strategy for working toward a more ecologically sustainable, healthy and socially just society.
I made this film in 2008, but I find the issues all are still very current and the examples of ways forward possibly even more pertinent now. I will be following up each of the key themes introduced in this film in the short films I am making each week and posting on my youtube channel: Our Permaculture Life. You can subscribe there so each week you'll get another short film about permaculture, ecovillage living and sustainable local food systems.
Fritjof Capra (source: www.fritjofcapra.net)
There are interviews with:
• Dr Fritjof Capra - Author, Physicist, Educator, Activist
• Morag Gamble - Permaculture/Community Food Educator, Designer, Writer
• Evan Raymond - Advisor, Climate Change Adaptation
• Kirsten Lyons - Associate Professor Social Science (incl. Food Politics)
• Les Nichols - Community Supported Agriculture/Farmers Market
• Anaheke Metua - City Farmer/Farmers Market Organiser/Weaver
• Sequoia River - Farm Shop
• Isabella Siodmak - Natural Health Practitioner, Natural Attitudes
• Chris Bond - Chef
The film includes footage and images taken over a 15 year period in 15 countries by Morag Gamble and Evan Raymond:
• South Korea
• United Kingdom
Maple Street Cooperative - my favourite local food store.
ABOUT THE FILM
This film was made in 2008 with the support of the Maleny Film Society and launched at the 2008 Maleny Film Festival (hence the many examples from Maleny). Since then, it has been screened around the world by community groups looking to cultivate change in their local area, and in schools to raise awareness about local food issues.
Directed by: Morag Gamble and Evan Raymond
Editorial Director: Gregor Gamble