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Documentary about sustainability to screen
Nov. 29

RELEASED: Nov. 28, 2011

Terra Madre

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Student Office of Sustainability will host a screening of "Terra Madre," a documentary about sustainability and the slow food movement, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Davies Theatre.

The evening will feature the film and guest speakers Christian Wise, general manager and executive chef for Blugold Dining at UW-Eau Claire; and Nathan Berg, a chef who has spent 18 years in kitchens around the U.S., working in restaurants with close relationships to local farmers.

Wise is a strong proponent of local and sustainable purchasing and providing the best food possible to his audience. Acting responsibly in connection with one's environment is necessary for the continuation of all actions, including the act of eating well, Wise said.

Berg was the chef/owner of Native Bay Restaurant in Chippewa Falls and, more recently, executive chef at The Creamery Restaurant & Inn in Downsville. In 2006 he was nominated as one of 1,000 chef ambassadors from around the globe to attend Slow Food's Terra Madre event in Turin, Italy, as a representative of the United States' upper Midwest.

This event is the final film of an eight-week film series, "Food For Thought," presented by Films and Resources for Encouraging Sustainability and Health, a collaboration among UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and the Ally Center faculty, staff and students.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Amy Zagar at zagaral@uwec.edu.

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