Shot on four continents over five years, “Symphony of the Soil” — a full-length feature film on soil and sustainable agriculture — will makes its Santa Cruz premiere at The Nickelodeon Theater on May 11th at 11am. All proceeds from the film’s showing will benefit scholarships for the UCSC Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Program. Filmmaker Jessy Beckett, a graduate of the Apprenticeship, will be in attendance for a Q & A session.
Advanced tickets are available for $10 online, or buy your ticket at the door.
“Symphony of the Soil” is the newest feature-length work by director Deborah Koons Garcia, best known for the 2004 film “The Future of Food,” which was selected by the Oscar Documentary Screening Committee as one of the best documentaries of the year. “The Future of Food” brought the issues of genetically modified crops and the corporate control of our food supply to the world stage and helped kick start the local/good/fair food movement in the US.
The Nickelodeon Theater is located at 210 Lincoln Street in Santa Cruz. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farm of the UCSC Farm and Garden and the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.