At 7 pm Wednesday, December 7, community leaders will gather to screen Ground Operations — an award-winning documentary film about combat veterans transitioning into agricultural careers. The filmmaker, Dulanie Eillis, and a post-film panel will discuss opportunities for veterans to find work in local food security.
Mark Killian, Director of Arizona Department of Agriculture
Michael McKenzie,Veteran, Owner and Organic Farmer of Lucky Nickel Ranch
Rita French, Veteran Chef at ASU’s Engrained Cafe
Dulanie Ellis, Producer/Director of Ground Operations
The cost is $10 to attend, with proceeds supporting local and national Ground Operation programs. The screening is free for veterans and active military. A trailer for the film can be seen here.
Light refreshments will be provided by Helpings Cafe. The event will take place at the Irish Cultural Center: 1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. Parking is available on West Culver street.