Film and Discussion with Director Richard Chisolm
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7 p.m., Humanities Center Room 218
Co-sponsored by the Schmidt Library.
Cafeteria Man chronicles an ambitious effort to "green" the public school diet serving 83,000 students in Baltimore, MD. Leading the charge to replace pre-plated, processed foods with locally grown, freshly prepared meals is Tony Geraci, Food Service Director for the City's public schools. A charismatic chef from New Orleans, Geraci's bold vision includes school vegetable gardens, student-designed meals, meatless Mondays, and nutrition education in the classroom. At the screening, we will have Director Richard Chisolm here to discuss the film. Chisolm is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer with more than 25 years of production experience. Based in Baltimore, he has shot films and television programs on a wide variety of subjects in the U.S. and abroad. Deeply committed to the value of real stories and the adventures of real people, Chisolm has worked for PBS, National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, HBO, and many other broadcast entities. He was the Director of Photography for both of ABC's Hopkins prime-time medical documentary series (2000 and 2008). He is also the recipient of a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia University Award, two Kodak Vision Awards, three CINE Golden Eagles, and is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Maryland. Cafeteria Man won a CINE Golden Eagle, and was an official selection of the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, the Council on Foundations' Film and Video, Patois New Orleans International Human Rights, Hot Springs (AR), Santa Barbara (CA), Maryland, and Virginia film festivals.