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Maryanne Galvin

Boston, MA
For immediate release: April 8, 2017
maryannegalvin@gmail.com 617-266-0884
BOSTON, MA—The Cayman Islands International Film Festival will host the Caribbean PREMIERE of South Boston filmmaker Maryanne Galvin’s eleventh documentary, Seed & Sprout: Growing the Food Rescue Revolution, on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 10 AM, Ritz Ballroom, Grand Cayman Island. Galvin and crew will be in attendance.
Profiled in the film are eight innovative food rescue initiatives that are feeding the nation’s hungriest citizens while reducing the amount of food—as much as 40%--that goes uneaten each year. From prison farms and grocery store donations delivered solely by bicycle, to gleaning from Harvard University dining halls, local farms, and supermarkets, these go-getters are encouraging a whole new generation of creative responses to ending hunger and shrinking landfills. They examine sources of wasted food, such as unsold farm and supermarket produce—cracks in our nation's food donation system—and create ways to redirect perfectly healthy and nutritious food to those who need it most, in a dignified manner at prices that everyone can afford. The films ask whether ordinary people can end hunger in America by redistributing the wasted food that is flooding our food system and landfills.
The film has received an endorsement from the Coalition for Quality Children's Media and had its World Premiere in February 2017 at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Golden, CO. The film was an Official Selection at the following US festival: The Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, IL in February 2017; Newfilmmakers NYC on April 11th at Anthology Archives; the Boston International Film Festival April 14 & 16; the Milledgeville Film Festival (GA) on April 29th; the Port Orchard Film Festival (WA) May 7, 2017 ; Lady's First International Film Festival, Cork, Ireland; and the KIDS First Film Festival 2017. “This well-crafted documentary should be a must-see for any program addressing social change in the USA,” says one juror at the KIDS First Film Festival. “Certainly the issue of food insecurity is paramount in this country and often overlooked. The filmmaker has done an admirable job of covering important programs that are making a difference and leading the way.”
View the film’s trailer at http://www.mgproductions.biz/seed-sprout-growing-food-rescue-revolution.
The film is distributed by www.darkhollowfilms.com

Although this is Galvin’s eleventh documentary, her most recent films—including Urban Odyssey and Rewilding America: Lessons Learned from the Cape Cod Bear - have focused on the unique ways that ordinary citizens are taking more responsibility for the environment. These and her other films have won awards at numerous independent film festivals and have been broadcast and distributed widely. As a practicing forensic psychologist in Boston, Galvin has also written, directed, and produced several educational training videos for mental health and law enforcement professionals. She holds a doctorate in psychology from UMASS- Amherst and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College.
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