...Rest assured Kathy and I have procured a license to show the movie...
We didn't want to mention the cost of the license. That was our silent gift to you.
The cost of the license was our way of saying thank you to all our Meetup members who have been our supporters...from the 6 or 7 of you who came to our potlucks at our home in the winter months of 2007 when we were just new to raw, which grew to almost 50 people coming to our home that spring and summer for our demonstrations. Our Meetup grew from 65 people when we first became organizers to 339 in only a year!
So, to all the wonderful, thoughtful and generous people:
- who helped clean and scrub the restaurant before opened
- who come and eat our food and tell people to try the restaurant
- to the printer, who not only comes at least once a week to eat, but also prints our menus for free and distributes them
- to the customer who provided us
with delicate little plates to serve sauces on
- who donated the pictures for the walls which benefit Tibetan orphans, as well as much of the other art work
- to the person who spent days in the kitchen helping document recipes for our upcoming "uncook" book
- to the couple who donated the stereo system
- to the person who donated and tends some of our flowers and plants
- to the retired school teacher / Shaman that gave the blessing and the owl painting
- to the happy soul who gave the framed picture of Kathy and I that sits over the glasses behind the register
and so many countless more gestures of kindness and goodwill that are too numerous to remember--so forgive us if it wasn't mentioned above.
The license fee for the movie was gladly paid by us. The $3 admission charge is really intended to cover the cost of renting the room at the library and the projector. Kathy and I will donate any
"extra" money collected above the cost of the room / projector to the Tree of Life Foundation
We totally support Mark Perlmutter and all those who made the film. Mark talked to us for hours last Summer before the movie was released on the phone. At one point, he was going to stay in our home when we were trying to arrange local screenings, but between his schedule and trying to open the restaurant, it never happened. We are still trying to get the Tivoli in Downers Grove to show the movie for their After Hours Film Society--we'll keep you posted if we can get that to happen. We hope to offer more screenings of this movie in the future.
In the course of getting to know Mark and what the film was about, we developed a passion for this powerful work which shows first hand the transformative powers of raw food on a person's mental, physical, and emotional bodies.
We have more information about the movie on our website here:http://www.borrowedearthcafe.com/12.html
According to the American Diabetes Association, ..."23.6 million people in the United States, or 8% of the population, have diabetes. The total prevalence of diabetes increased 13.5% from 2005-2007."
That's incredible. While officially there is no cure, this movie clearly shows the important role that food choices makes in a person's overall health, even a person diagnosed with diabetes.
We look forward to seeing as many of you who can make it to this screening on the 21st and we hope that you tell people about the film. It's very likely someone you know has diabetes.
And again, thank you for all for supporting Kathy and I and Borrowed Earth Cafe!
Love, Light & Smiles,
Danny & Kathy Living