From Movies to Movements - Film Screenings at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
From Movies to Movement at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai will showcase a series of documentaries that continue their action off the screen through the power of community and social media in the attempt to create change and awareness on important topics.
The theme this month is food and the screenings will link powerful food stories to a series of tastings in the outdoor garden of Nomad, the Asian fusion inspired restaurant at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
I've been to this hotel and they have a lovely outdoor garden, so I recommend you give this a try.
Here's the line up. All films start at 7pm and entrance is free.
Monday, 3rd December - Hot Chocolate for Bedouins
Camel milk is the subject of the Swedish director Sebastian Lindstrom's latest project as part of the organization he co-founded What Took You So Long. The Nairobi, Kenya-based team's mission is to raise questions and awareness about unnoticed issues around the world by telling those stories through documentaries, having already covered thousands of miles in their pursuits. Led by Lindstrom, who's former Swedish Special Forces, the grassroots bunch crossed the African continent on local transport and trekked through Papua New Guinea.
The camel cheese (and milk) project started in Africa, but has taken the team to 18 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Currently being edited into a feature film, "Hot Chocolate for Bedouins," portions have also been used to spark discussion and debate in local communities around the world. (via Cool Hunting)
Tuesday, 4th December - Food Matters
"Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food" - Hippocrates. That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial new documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.
With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide 'sickness industry' and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness naturally. (via Food Matters)
Wednesday, 5th December - Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, uncooked food in order to reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication.
The six are challenged to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, soda, junk food, fast food, processed food, packaged food, and even cooked food for 30 days. The film follows each participant's remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this radical diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse disease and change lives.
The film highlights each of the six before they begin the program and we first meet them in their home environment with their families. Each participant speaks candidly about their struggle to manage their diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life, from work to home to their relationships. (via Raw for 30 Days)
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