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In this issue: Project Update and IYC Short Film Festival

 

Project Update

Steve Alves

Steve Alves, Producer / Director
Franklin Community Co-op Member since 1993
Greenfield, Massachusetts


We have submitted a 15-minute film to the United Nations IYC Short Film Festival.  The film, entitled Food For Change: The Twin Cities Story, is based on a chapter taken from Food For Change, the feature-length movie. The Twin Cities Story, focuses on the benefits of regional cooperation as shown in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region of Minnesota, the area with the highest concentration of food co-ops in the country, and is intended for stand-alone use.
 
We produced the Twin Cities Story to gain advance publicity for the feature film, which will be released in 2013, and to portray a successful strategy to expand the cooperative movement in the U.S. and throughout the world. Our efforts are also a way of thanking the film’s sponsors who, we believe, would feel honored to see U.S. food co-ops represented in this international forum.  Here a link to the Food For Change: The Twin Cities Story.
  
Please contact us if you wish to obtain a high res version, should you wish to show it to your members and employees.

 

Get On The Map - Become A Principal Sponsor

Thanks to the following co-ops that recently became Principal Sponsors of Food For Change: Mississippi Market (Minnesota), Outpost Natural Foods (Wisconsin), Ever’man Natural Foods (Florida), Placerville Natural Foods Co-op (California), River Valley Market (Massachusetts), and Common Ground Food Co-op (Illinois). 
 
This brings the total number of Principal Sponsors to 32.  The goal is 50 Principal Sponsors, which would be 15 percent of the 300 food co-ops in the U.S. Our calculations show that 18 more Principal Sponsors will attain the remaining $72,000 needed to complete and distribute the film. 
 
Check to see if your co-op is on the map.
 
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