Showing: "The Smell of Money" (2022)


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Continuing a partnership with Michiana VegFest, which happens on Sunday April 14 at the Gillespie Center, The Smell of Money serves as our opportunity to watch and discuss a film at the nexus of the environment, food, and social justice. This documentary follows the efforts of a community to fight large-scale farming. When a corporate hog farm moves in-uninvited-on land her grandfather had purchased after claiming his freedom from slavery, Elsie Herring decides to fight back. As her rural community becomes the epicenter of the pork industry's explosion in America, Elsie's struggle to save her family's home and heritage turns into a battle against one of the world's most powerful companies and its deadly pollution.