The Downing Film Center will present screenings of the film GMO OMG for the community. The film is not rated but is appropriate for the whole family. GMO OMG tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in relationship to his three young children and the world around him.
GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere.
GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked?
GMO OMG will have special screenings at the Downing Film Center at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at noon on Saturday, Jan. 4, and again at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6.
Ticket prices for GMO OMG are: general admission $7, seniors and students $6, and children and members $5. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or in advance at downingfilmcenter.com. Call 845-561-3686. The Downing Film Center is located at 19 Front St., Newburgh. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.