Food security, environmental damage and climate change: all are familiar phrases these days in the media.
Mennonites have long, and globally, been involved in agriculture. How do entirely different Mennonite farming communities around the world respond to the environment? And how do they interact with government, culture, and religion?
The Mennonite Historical Society of BC invites the community to attend a screening of a film, Seven Points on Earth, on Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. It takes place at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way).
Cost is $10. Tickets are available online at mhsbc.com or by calling 604-853-6177.
The documentary is directed by Paul Plett in collaboration with Royden Loewen, chair of Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg.
Mirroring the diversity of Mennonites today, the seven farming communities appearing in the film are located in Zimbabwe, Siberia, Manitoba, the Netherlands, Bolivia, Java, and Iowa. Farming methods vary wildly from highly technologized to horse-and-buggy.
MHSBC is a non-profit society that relies entirely on contributions from the community.