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At the Fork is a new documentary by filmmaker and omnivore John Papola who, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.

Directed by John Papola Written and Produced by John Papola, Lisa Versaci, Cristina Colissimo, and Jordana Glick-Franzheim


Friday, Mar. 24, 7 pm – Forum Theater, American University (Reservations are now closed for this event.)

* FREE. Discussion with Chris Palmer (Founder and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University) and Wayne Pacelle (President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States), and Theo Weening (Executive Global Meat Coordinator at Whole Foods Market) follows screening.

* Reception at 6:30 PM with food and beverage provided by Whole Foods.

Eventbrite - Environmental Film Festival: AT THE FORK


3/24 7:00 pm
American University