(Santa Rosa, CA)–The birthplace of corn is central Mexico, where it is known as maize. Maize has deep spiritual and cultural value for the traditional farmers of Mexico. Now maize and the values it represents face a tremendous threat from modern society with the imposition of technologies to work the land, toxic agrochemicals, and genetically modified seeds.
The award-winning, internationally acclaimed movie SUNÚ documents this struggle.
“Corn is a way of being, an identity embodied by the indigenous people and by the farming communities of Mexico”, from the movie SUNÚ.
SUNÚ will be presented by the Arlene Francis Center in an Occupy Sonoma County showing on May 18th from 7 – 9 PM.
Learn how this treasure is threatened and could be lost for all time.
This event is part of the May 20th global March Against Monsanto–a call to action with 3.5 million people participating in 600 protests internationally aimed at informing the public about the long-term health risks of genetically modified foods.
This event is free with donations welcome.
There will be a Pay-What-You-Can plant sale and free seed exchange.
For more information contact the Arlene Francis Center at 528-3009, call Occupy Sonoma County at 877-6650, or go to OccupySonomaCounty.org.
Information on the film is available from EPF Media at epfmedia.com.
Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics Presents
An Occupy Sonoma County
March Against Monsanto Screening of
Sunú – a documentary film about the struggle of Mexican farmers to grow traditional non-gmo corn
Thursday, May 18, 7-9 PM.
Arlene Francis Center, 99 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa 95401
Free with donations welcome
Pay-What-You-Can Plant Sale and Free Seed Exchange (bring your extra seeds to share)