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ETSU’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium
MONDAY, NOV. 11 – Mary B. Martin School of the Arts presents the documentary GMO OMG with filmmaker Jeremy Seifert as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in ETSU’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium. Following a screening of the film, Seifert and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and his work as a filmmaker. A reception with the filmmaker will follow the Q&A and film and reception are free and open to the public. GMO OMG tells the story of a father’s discovery of genetically manufactured organisms through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. After a journey to Haiti to learn why hungry farmers would burn seeds, the real awakening of what has happened to our food in the U.S., what we are feeding our families, and what is at stake for the global food supply unfolds in a trip across the United States and other countries in search of answers. For information, call 423-439-TKTS (8587) or visit www.etsu.edu/martin.