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Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Free Film Screening and Seed Exchange

Friday, February 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the Center for the Humanities, the Spring Creek Project, and the Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems for a screening of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry on Friday, February 23, in the Construction & Engineering Hall at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center. We’re pairing the film with a community seed exchange for anyone who would like to participate. The seed swap will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the film will start at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required. For more information and to get your tickets, visit our Eventbrite page here:


About the film: Look & See is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the eyes of writer, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry. In the span of a generation, agrarian principles of simplicity, land stewardship, and rootedness-to-place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion, and debt. Watching this struggle unfold, Berry has become one of the most passionate and eloquent voices speaking in defense of agrarian life. Film runtime is approximately 90 minutes. You can view the trailer at this link. 

About the seed swap: As part of this event, we’ll be hosting a community seed exchange that participants can take part in as they mingle before the film. Sharing and planting seeds connects us to each other and to the land, and each variety has a story to tell—some heirloom varieties are rich with lore and have been passed down for generations. For more information about how to participate in the seed swap, click the "Get Tickets" link above. 

We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it. —Wendell Berry 

LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)
Construction & Engineering Hall
875 SW 26th Street
Center for the Humanities
centerforthehumanities at oregonstate.edu
Center for the Humanities
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