Here’s the BloomBars BloomBlog post featuring their BloomScreen event (along with a very dear comment posted on their site by my very dear friend, Beverly Hunt … thanks always for the loving support, Beverly!!). It’s also featured here for their website link. However, I wanted to post here for you to see too.
Thanks greatly to Jonathan Branch who asked me for a listing of films I would suggest for their BloomScreen series regarding food/nutrition films. Thanks again to him for then asking me to be the featured speaker for one of the films I suggested (“Food Matters“), as well as featuring both of us for National Food Day. What a true honor!!
BloomBars is such a fabulous space for community, culture, arts and growth of abundant possibilities. If you are in the DC area, please check out one (or multiple) of the fabu events they showcase regularly!!
Wishing you only and all of the best.
Peace & Love,
Tuesday, October 25th at 7 pm
In commemoration of National Food Day, Bloombars is happy to present our screening of the film “Food Matters,” followed by a discussion with local Vegan expert, Cherylyn L. Tompkins
Food Matters (2008, 80 min) by directors James Colquhoun and Carlo Ledesma – is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies.
This documentary examines the current state of America’s food supply, and suggests that the over-industrialization of food production is making the nation sicker by the moment. The film analyzes the proliferation of chemical additives in “natural” foods, looks at the relationship between the lack of nutrients in the American diet and the nation’s rising health care costs, and offers tips for system detoxification.
We will be joined in our discussion by Cherylyn L. Tompkins – a Soy-Free Vegan & Raw Food expert who promotes holistic & nutritional wellness for better health, happiness and Eco-advocacy. Ms. Tompkins was the Master of Ceremonies for this years’ DC VegFest. Her passion for healthy food awareness is blended with her knowledge of what’s currently going on with our food choices & sources.
Ms. Tompkins is a motivational speaker, event promoter and does marketing & P.R. She has written for VegNews Magazine, co-hosted an environmental talk radio show (E-Talk on WBOK 1230 AM) in New Orleans and appears as a guest host/co-producer for the Fairfax, VA-based TV show “Healthy Food Happy You.” She is currently working on creating her own TV show for a national audience.
Ms. Tompkins is best known for her FabuNOLA website which promotes positive events in New Orleans. Please visit her FabuNOLA Blog to find articles, video clips, recipes and more!
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*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free Popcorn and refreshments provided.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. Our goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world.
Volunteers wanted! Have a suggestion for a film? Know a local filmmaker who wants to screen their work? Want to lend a hand? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.