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Chasing Plenty: A Documentary on Food Security in Montana Our GLI group aims to examine the following question: how will climate change impact food security? To address this question we are conducting interviews in Montana. Despite being an agricultural state, many Montanans struggle with food insecurity, and are left without plentiful or healthy options for food. We aim to research this issue by interviewing local community members involved in food distribution. The interview data will be compiled in a short documentary discussing current issues in food security, how these problems are likely to evolve in the future, and propose solutions to the issues facing Montanans and the global community. We will examine issues such as poverty, stigma, distribution, and climate change as problems impacting food security. Data on the state of food security in Montana is sparse. To supplement existing data we use geographic information systems to provide more detailed information on the status of food security in Montana. We aggregate our data and research into an additional, more academic report detailing the specifics of our work. However, we chose film as our primary medium in order to reach a broader audience of people. Our ultimate goal is to ignite interest in this topic and get more individuals involved. We aim to bring together a community of people dedicated to addressing food security, and create meaningful change.

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Apr 27th, 11:40 AM Apr 27th, 12:00 PM

Chasing Plenty: A Documentary on Food Security in Montana

UC North Ballroom

Chasing Plenty: A Documentary on Food Security in Montana Our GLI group aims to examine the following question: how will climate change impact food security? To address this question we are conducting interviews in Montana. Despite being an agricultural state, many Montanans struggle with food insecurity, and are left without plentiful or healthy options for food. We aim to research this issue by interviewing local community members involved in food distribution. The interview data will be compiled in a short documentary discussing current issues in food security, how these problems are likely to evolve in the future, and propose solutions to the issues facing Montanans and the global community. We will examine issues such as poverty, stigma, distribution, and climate change as problems impacting food security. Data on the state of food security in Montana is sparse. To supplement existing data we use geographic information systems to provide more detailed information on the status of food security in Montana. We aggregate our data and research into an additional, more academic report detailing the specifics of our work. However, we chose film as our primary medium in order to reach a broader audience of people. Our ultimate goal is to ignite interest in this topic and get more individuals involved. We aim to bring together a community of people dedicated to addressing food security, and create meaningful change.