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Presented in Collaboration between Tofino Community Food Initiative and Clayoquot Oyster Festi

Cozy up for a weekend of inspiring and thought-provoking films that explore how food touches on every aspect of our lives. Through powerful narratives, we consider the role of food in culture, belonging, social equity, community and the quest for self-fulfillment.

There is a 48-hour screening window that will begin Friday, November 19th, 6:30pm. Shuck some oysters, pop some popcorn, sink into the couch and watch at your leisure. Please check your email 10min before the start time for a link and password to access the films. **IMPORTANT** Films can only be viewed from within Canada.

Food for the Rest of Us (83min) is a feature film that presents 4 stories of people living life on their own terms, serving as leaders who are lending their voice to the underdog and leading a revolution to a better world, from the ground up! An Indigenous-owned, youth run organic farm in Hawaii, and Black urban grower in Kansas City who runs a land-farm at East High School, A female Kosher Butcher in Colorado working with the Queer Community and an Inuit community on the Arctic Coast who are adapting to climate change with a community garden in a small geodesic dome. Directed by Caroline Cox.

Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/535961258

The Taste of Desire (87min). The film uses the oyster and its sensual and lavish associations as a symbol to explore human drives and desires. The oyster takes us on a trip around the world, in which protagonists that all have their own special relationship to the oyster share their ambitions, desires and existential fears. This cinematic documentary explores the intricate nature of our deepest yearnings and quest for self-fulfillment. Directed by Willemiek Kluijfhout.

Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/543110029

Extras:

Wickaninnish School Garden Program (6min). Directed by Tofino Community Food Initiative. Filmed and Edited by Andi Wardrop.

Jane Hunt, Westerly Wynds Farm (5min). Directed by Tofino Community Food Initiative. Filmed and Edited by Andi Wardrop.

*Special Offerings from the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild*: TUCG will be offering some special film festival treats to their membership (oysters! popcorn!). Place your order directly with TUCG by 9pm on Monday, November 15th (pick up on Thursday and Friday): https://www.tucg.ca/

Thank you to the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild for supporting this event.

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