American Meat Documentary Showcases in Des Moines | Events
“American Meat,” a documentary featuring Iowa farmers and agriculture leaders is coming to Des Moines on August 10 and 11. The film depicts America’s grass-roots revolution in sustainable farming.
Directed by New York City filmmaker Graham Meriwether, the movie talks about how the country arrived at its current industrial system with imagery of feedlots and confinement houses through the eyes of real farmers.
The story also talks about the sustainable, local-food movement of farmers, chefs and ordinary people who want to change the process of getting meat to families.
The first screening in Des Moines will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Fleur Theatre followed by a discussion with Iowa farmers, local chefs and Director Meriwether. Before the screening at 6:00 p.m., there will be a catered dinner featuring local meats and vegetables. Tickets for the dinner and movie will be $20.
Meriwether traveled for four years across the country talking to farmers and others working for Big Agriculture, and taking a look at the economic and environmental issues facing farmers. The 85-minute documentary is the first from Leave It Better, a solutions-based environmental organization founded by Meriwether.
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