february, 2019

fri08feb7:00 pmfri9:00 pmMovie Night: Before the Plate7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chatham Capitol Theatre

Event Details

Please join us for this special documentary film screening presented by Chatham-Kent Public Library, United Way Chatham-Kent, Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce, and Chatham-Kent Economic Development

Free admission with donation of a non-perishable food item

Running time: 93 minutes

We hear things on a daily basis about where our food comes from. Most of the time, the news is pretty grim. Bad news sells. But what if we step back? What if we looked at the whole picture? What if we could literally see what it takes to get food to our plate?

Back in 2016 that is what we set out to do. Relentless in our efforts to get the honest truth and the farmers perspective, we started on a journey; the journey of our food. After 32 days of shooting, 10,000 km driven, and 8 farm operations followed, we landed back at the plate where we started.

Starring John Horne, executive chef of the downtown Toronto restaurant Canoe, Before the Plate showcases 10 ingredients from planting to cooking and everything in between, to help better connect the modern consumer with their food. The film challenges modern myths about farming and reveals the obstacles the industry faces as it moves forward.

Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/gJ7X3POmIOo
Official Website: http://www.beforetheplate.com/

Dylan Sher (Producer)
The creative mind behind Before the Plate, Dylan Sher started the project as a result of experiencing the misinformation about the farming industry first hand. Growing up just outside of Toronto, Dylan’s initial impression of farming came from urban information sources that had a very negative view of modern agricultural practices. After enrolling at the University of Guelph for agricultural business, Dylan has realized the weight and scale of false information to which consumers are exposed. Dylan plans to use his urban upbringing as an advantage to the project as he has a better understanding of areas that are of concern in the cities and what social implications those carry.

Sagi Kahane-Rapport (Director)
Sagi Kahane-Rapport is an emerging Canadian-American film and commercial director based in Toronto. Finishing post-production on his first feature film, and with numerous award-winning shorts under his belt, Sagi is constantly looking for new creative boundaries to push. Sagi was a recipient of the Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award, as well as the Ryan Churchill Promising Filmmaker award, and is honoured to be a part of the DOC Institute of Canada’s New Visions Incubator. Sagi’s work has been screened internationally before thousands of audience members, and has received recognition in festivals such as the Oscar-qualifying Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, and the Denver Film Festival.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Chatham Capitol Theatre

238 King St. W.