Youth Food Movement:
highlights from the inaugural Reel Food Night — 10 May 2012
Highlights from the inaugural Reel Food Nights from Youth Food Movement Australia on Vimeo.
More than 250 people arrived at the Food Connect warehouse on May 10, 2012 with open minds, enthusiasm and a genuine interest in finding out more about what the Youth Food Movement is all about.
We hope that the event did just that. The highlight of the night, The Greenhorns documentary, left an impression that (we think you will agree) will stay with us for a lot longer than the 50 minute duration of the film. And a special shout out goes to our panel of speakers who provided a lively discussion before the film on the challenges we’re currently facing with our food system. Costa Georgiadis, Julian Lee, Karl Cooney and Tobias Bland- thanks for calling a spud a spud.
If anything, the event showed us just what can be achieved with a few milk crates, some hessian sacks, a few friends and a lot of gumption.
Warehouse by day, pop-up cinema by night, the Food Connect warehouse was transformed, into a pedal-powered cinema thanks to the Magnificent Revolution. We laid back to watch the film on bean bags and deck chairs thanks to MILKRATE events and the City of Sydney, while drinking beer and wine that went down a bit too smoothly (cheers Rosnay Organic and St Peters Brewery) in non-disposable cups thanks to the friendly folk over at One Green Cup, while tucking into delicious soup and veggie burgers thanks to the Veggie Patch Van. Let’s not forget the original-recipe popcorn invented by the master chefs amongst the team- we’ll never be able to enjoy plain salted popcorn again.
We were buzzing for days from the fantastic vibe on the night, which everyone contributed to creating- so THANK YOU!! We’ve continued to be overwhelmed since by all of the positive feedback and expressions of interest that we’ve received from people who want to get involved.
To keep in the loop about future YFM happenings, check out youthfoodmovement.org.au/