World Premiere


Shown as part of the Food & Agriculture Film Series

POTATO HEADS (USA, 2010, 30 min.)

Co-presented by Earth Day Network & Center for Environmental Filmmaking

World Premiere Join filmmaker Larry Engel as he explores the origins and future of the ubiquitous potato in a lively and timely short film. Potato Heads visits with farmers and scientists in the Andes of South America, the homeland of the potato, and the heartland of the United States, where this lowly tuber thrives today. Along the way, Engel takes a close, hard look at the importance of biodiversity and food security in an ever-threatened world.. Directed by Larry Engel. Produced by VideoTakes, Inc.

Introduced by Chris Palmer, Professor, American University. Discussion with filmmaker Larry Engel, Dr. Pam Anderson, featured in film and Director of International Potato Center and Kathleen Rogers, President, and Avis Richards, Board Member, Earth Day Network, follows screenings.

Shown with LUNCH

Ticket/reservation Info:


American University, Wechsler Theatre, Mary Graydon Center

4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

(METRO: Tenleytown/AU, Shuttle bus service to AU)

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