Screening And Discussion: “Between The Bottomlands & The World”

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Unit 2: The Global Local
July 16, 6pm at KMAC

Screening and Discussion: “Between the Bottomlands & The World”
by Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross

This FREE event is the second in a series called "Moving Units: Where Food & Economy Converge," part of KMAC's exhibition Food, Shelter, Clothing. Moving Units is curated by Daniel Tucker, a Louisville native now living in Philadelphia, and will take place throughout the summer at KMAC and nearby Republic Bank.

For more information on Moving Units, visit: https://moveunits.wordpress.com/

About Between the Bottomlands & the World:
During the growth of industrial manufacturing in North America, Midwestern cities attracted immigrant workers, becoming hubs for those seeking work. Likewise, that same era saw the growth of small towns that supported the many surrounding farms. Today, rust-belt cities and rural towns struggle to survive the economic devastation wrought by farm consolidation and deindustrialization. Beardstown, IL has been cited as something of a success story, as it has kept a stable population in the face of these changes. The residents of the town have, however, radically changed; once an all-white sundown town, it now has a sizable population of new immigrants. Yet, as social struggles have been fought and won in this small town, its existence now relies on the multinational corporate giant, Cargill. Between the Bottomlands & the World explores this multi-faceted place of global exchange and international mobility, inscribed by post-NAFTA realities.
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