Film: Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi
(“Seeds belong to you and me.”)
Thursday 25th October 2012
A compelling film celebrating the keepers of the seeds, the farmers and gardeners who preserve and share the source of our precious and diverse food heritage. Filmed across eleven countries in Europe Asia and the Pacific with upbeat musical backing from local choirs and musicians.
Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi
shows that encroaching threats to food quality and our health can have local solutions. A Seed Savers film produced and directed by Michel and Jude Fanton.
This event is free for Permaculture Northern Beaches members
We welcome visitors – $5 admission
Lakeview Hall, Tramshed Arts & Community Centre,
1395A Pittwater Road, Narrabeen (next to ambulance station)
7pm for 7.30pm start
screening in Avalon
Award winning film
“Garden at the End of the World”
The story of how two extraordinary Australian women have helped peaceful survival in Afghanistan
SPEAKERS Q & A: MAHBOBA RAWI &
This documentary has won many awards including a human rights award – and it is easy to see why. It explores the amazing efforts of two wonderful women who have provided means of peaceful survival for some of the poor and hungry,homeless and traumatised people of Afghanistan. It shows us the plight of the women (especially the widows) and the orphans.
Gary Caganoff paints a heart rending picture of the need and shows how Rosemary Morrow brings hope to a torn society. She is a horticulturist and has developed a system of Permaculture which helps to erase poverty in those countries where starvation is rife. She has worked in Asia, Africa, Europe and Afghanistan – helping communities destroyed by conflict to support themselves by growing their own food in an environmentally sustainable way.
The film shows the simple and understanding way she relates to the people, and how she helps them to rebuild community, This comes first but , after that, widows and orphans learn how they can survive through permaculture.
The film also shows us some of the work of another great Australian woman Mahboba Rawi . Mahboba has for many years been working for the orphans of Afghanistan through the aid agency “Mahboba’s Promise” set up in Australia . Mahboba has saved thousands of orphans and has built orphanages in which the children thrive. See her working toward this in the film.
Gary Caganoff’s moving and enthralling film helps us understand the problems faced in this war-damaged and conflict-ridden, but starkly beautiful, country Most of all it shows us how to use peaceful ways to solve many of the world’s problems, and to sustain those who are suffering.
We are fortunate that both Dr.Caganoff and Mahboba will be at the screening and will speak and answer questions!
Date: Sunday -28th Oct. 5 pm – 7.30 pm
Place: Avalon Baptist Church 2 George St. Avalon
Free entry/Free supper VOLUNTARY DONATIONS – MAHBOBA’S PROMISE
Information Kath Moody 9918 2502 firstname.lastname@example.org