LOOK AND SEE: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Al Green Theatre at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
5:00 PM

Co-presented by: Permaculture GTA


Laura Dunn | USA | 2016 | Documentary | 80 min | G

The resonant voice and agrarian philosophy of writer Wendell Berry is at the forefront of the gorgeously shot Look and See. A poet, essayist, novelist and academic of the first rank, Berry abandoned city life over 50 years ago to farm land-- and write books-- in Henry County, Kentucky. He wrote the ecological classic The Unsettling of America there in which he espoused the virtues of sustainable farming, local economies and hard work and opposed corporate agri-business with its gargantuan machines, chemical fertilizers and soil erosion. He wrote, “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer…Without proper care for it we can have no community.” Executive produced by Terence Malick, Look and See is a visionary masterpiece, showing how Berry’s ideas are being revived in small communities in the U.S. and elsewhere. Website


Laura Dunn - Director

Preceded By

The Three Sisters Community Garden

Zach Greenleaf | Canada | 2016 | Short Film | 5 min | G | canleaf_small

A young Mi’gmaq seeks to continue the tradition of inter-planting the “three sisters” (white corn, squash and beans), a highly sustainable and long-standing practice among Indigenous communities.

Zach Greenleaf - Director

Zach Greenleaf was born on February 11, 1993. "Where the river widens" is his second participation with Wapikoni mobile, but his first as a director. He is interested in music, fishing, extreme sports and organic food and agriculture.