This Tu Bishvat, MAZON presents the award-winning film GATHER, "an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Indigenous communities to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide".
WHEN: The film will be available for online viewings from now until the end of Feb 4th.
HOW: An online viewing link will be emailed to all Tu Bishvat campaign donors.
DONATION: This is a Pay-What-You-Can screening; The suggested donation is $18 or more, but a Tu Bishvat Donation of any size can be made for a screening link. 100% of donations will support community gardens in MAZON Canada's network and 100% of your donation will be receipted.
ACCESS NOTES: This film has optional captions in English and subtitles in Spanish.
WHY: Tu Bishvat is a beautiful Jewish holiday celebrating the new year of the trees. In modern Judaism, it's a time to honour our environment. At this time, MAZON Canada remembers that ALL FOOD COMES FROM THE EARTH.
To celebrate, we're learning more about DISH WITH ONE SPOON - a concept shared by many Indigenous communities, including those of the Great Lakes, to explain the relationship between humans, the land, and each other. The dish represents the land that provides our food and other needs, and the spoon is the people who live on it. It reminds us that WE ALL EAT FROM THE SAME 'DISH', and must share resources and 'keep the dish clean' of pollution. This idea has been the basis of laws and treaties for centuries. Learn more about this idea on our blog.
This year, we're celebrating with this low-barrier screening to help anyone and everyone learn more about the relationships between humans, our food, our cultures, our histories, and our shared land.
INDIGENOUS RECIPES FROM NORTH AMERICA
This collection of recipes was put together by the filmmaking team of GATHER. These recipes include both traditional Indigenous foods and modern dishes that use Indigenous ingredients.
As part of the Tu Bishvat celebration, please enjoy these Indigenous recipes that all can be made kosher!
WATCH THE TRAILER