MASON CITY – A pro-farmer movie will be offered at the MacNider Museum on March 7.
The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2015 Winter Film Series, Films in February, Movies in March, continues on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. with American Meat. Admission to all films is FREE and open to the public. Popcorn will be provided.
American Meat is a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America. Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a local-food movement of farmers, chefs, and everyday people has taken root… But could it ever feed us all?
American Meat (2013), a documentary film, is not rated (some mild content) and is 85 minutes long.
For more information about the Film Series or for a complete list of films with ratings and descriptions, please visit www.macniderart.org (Events & Programs) or call 641-421-3666. The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is located at 303 Second Street SE, Mason City, IA.