PSU Sustainability Institute: FARMSTEADERS


PSU Sustainability Institute, in partnership with the Student Farm Club, presents a virtual film screening of FARMSTEADERS as part of the How We Respond Film Series on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm ET. Guests are welcome to participate in a live chat starting at 6:30 pm ET and watch the livestream film screening beginning promptly at 7:00 pm ET. There will be a live post-screening discussion via Zoom at 8 pm ET.

Screening Room opens with live chat: 6:30 pm ET
Screening: 7:00 pm ET
Live panel discussion: 8:00 pm ET on Zoom

To watch the film: Go the Film Screening Room and event the video password. Note: The video password was provided by your host: PSU Sustainability Institute. Contact if you have questions.

For information about FARMSTEADERS, read the synopsis and watch the trailer.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the inaugural film in SI's 2020-21 film series, How We Respond. This series explores the different ways people are meeting the many challenges of sustainability, from climate change to systemic racism to economic hardship. Whether it's trying to innovate on a family farm or risking one's life to be captured by ICE in pursuit of immigration justice, the everyday heroes of these films provoke us to think about how each of us can respond in our own way--"bringing our stone to the pile," as Alice Walker writes, to contribute to a better future however we can.

The first film is Shaena Mallett's Farmsteaders, an intimate portrait of a regular dairy farm family in eastern Ohio, struggling against a hidden backdrop of falling commodity prices and industrialized agriculture. Without any heroics or self-pity, they quietly try to persevere in raising their family and finding a way to keep their family's farming legacy alive. A beautiful portrait of struggle and determination filmed over five years. Learn more and register for the screening here.

September 16, 2020 at 7pm - 9pm
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