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Upcoming Film Festival Highlights Flaws In Food System

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The current state of our food system is the subject of a series of films to be aired in Billings.

As YPR's Stella Fong reports, the films show where our food comes from, who grows it, and where it goes. In partnership with the Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council, The 2017 Food Film Festival will be held at the Arthouse Cinema & Pub three Tuesday's in a row. Doors open at 5:30 and films start at 6:30. Light snacks will be provided by Good Earth Market.

Tuesday, March 14th
Seed: The Untold Story

Tuesday, March 21st
10 Short Films About Food

Tuesday, March 28th
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

After the films are shown, attendees are invited to discuss solutions and next-steps.

A link to the event on Facebook can be found, right here.

Stella Fong shares her personal love of food and wine through her cooking classes and wine seminars as well as through her contributions to Yellowstone Valley Woman, and Last Best News and The Last Best Plates blogs. Her first book, Historic Restaurants of Billings hit the shelves in November of 2015 with Billings Food available in the summer of 2016. After receiving her Certified Wine Professional certification from the Culinary Institute of America with the assistance of a Robert Parker Scholarship for continuing studies, she has taught the Wine Studies programs for Montana State University Billings Wine and Food Festival since 2008. She has instructed on the West Coast for cooking schools such as Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, Macy’s Cellars, and Gelsons, and in Billings, at the Billings Depot, Copper Colander, Wellness Center, the YMCA and the YWCA. Locally she has collaborated with Raghavan Iyer and Christy Rost in teaching classes.