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Slow Food on Film Festival 2008 - US Premiere

Friday July 25th, 2008, 6:30PM
Delancey St Theater, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco

Slow Food San Francisco invites you to the US film premier of "Strawberry Fields", Special Mention of Honour for Best Documentary at the Slow Food on Film Festival 2008 in Bologna, Italy.

The original scheduled film, "The Price of Sugar", will be shown at a later date.

"Strawberry Fields" is a documentary by an Israeli filmmaker about a day in the life of Palestinian farmers in Gaza. It's a moving documentary portrait about the courage of ordinary people caught in a war zone.

When we think of Gaza on the Mediterranean Sea we remember the news reports about Israel's decision in 2005 to disengage from the strip and withdraw its settlers....and all the drama that that entailed. But how often do we, so far away, get a real sense of life on the ground, for ordinary people? What is life like for the more than one million Palestinians in that fertile but troubled strip?

Ayelet Heller, a sensitive Israeli filmmaker, was curious about life in Gaza and set out to tell the story of Palestinian farmers. What she produced is a remarkable portrait of the courage of people to just get on with their the middle of a war zone.

The documentary, Strawberry Fields was shown recently in Bologna as part of the international Slow Food on Film Festival and won Special Mention of Honour for Best Documentary.

In addition, a preview of Deborah Garcia's latest film about soil will be showed.

A reception will follow at 9:00PM (Fra' Mani Salumi, Harley Farms Cheese,dessert and beverages, wine sold by the glass)

Cost: $15

Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets
Mail a check to : Slow Food San Francisco
210 Littlefield Ave
South San Francisco, Ca 94080

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