Workshop and Film Screening

Scott Hamilton Kennedy



Basic Information

Date Wednesday May 10, 2017
Location Miller Plant Sciences

120 Carlton St
Athens, GA 30602


234 W. Hancock Ave
Athens, GA 30601

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Workshop (2401 Miller Plant Sciences)
5:15 PM Prerelease film screening of Food Evolution (Ciné)
7:15 - 8:45 PM Reception with Scott Hamilton Kennedy (Ciné)
8:00 PM Prerelease film screening of Food Evolution (Ciné)
Workshop Webinar Tickets for Film

Additional Information

Scott Hamilton Kennedy will be giving a special workshop titled “Public Communications and Documentary Making Through Storytelling” Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in 2401 Miller Plant Sciences. The workshop is open to all members of the UGA and Athen’s communities but is limited to 60 individuals. Registration is required

Can’t attend the workshop in person? The workshop will be available via webinar as well.

Additionally, there will be two screenings of his new documentary FOOD EVOLUTION at Ciné on Wednesday evening. Screenings will begin at 5:15 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets for film screening are available for purchase through Ciné.

Film screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with the writer and director Scott Hamilton Kennedy. There will also be a reception from 7:15 - 8:45 PM.


From Academy Award® nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (THE GARDEN, FAME HIGH, OT: OUR TOWN) and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, FOOD EVOLUTION is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food

Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, FOOD EVOLUTION wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.

Enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world, this bold and necessary documentary separates the hype from the science to unravel the debate around food.

While the passionate advocates on all sides of this debate agree on the need for safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the planet, their differing views over what constitutes the truth have pit them against each other, rendering the subject of food itself into an ideological battleground.