Direct from the Slow Food on Film Festival 2008 in Bologna, Italy, Slow Food San Francisco invites you to the U.S. film premiere of Strawberry Fields at the Delancey Street Theater (600 Embarcadero) this Friday, July 25. In the film -- which snagged the Special Mention of Honor for Best Documentary -- Israeli filmmaker Ayelet Heller chronicles a day in the life of Palestinian farmers in Gaza. More from the Slow Food folks:
"When we think of Gaza on the Mediterranean Sea we remember the news reports about Israel's decision in 2005 to disengage from the strip and withdraw its settlers....and all the drama that that entailed. But how often do we, so far away, get a real sense of life on the ground, for ordinary people? What is life like for the more than one million Palestinians in that fertile but troubled strip?"
The screening starts at 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a reception at 9:00 p.m. where some gourmet goodies will be served: Fra'Mani Salumi, Harley Farms Cheese, dessert, and wine by the glass. It'll cost you $15. Buy advance tickets online here.
-- Brian Bernbaum