Summit on Human Dignity – Food

Mr. Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf is our first all school assembly speaker on Tuesday, March 1st.

King Corn Discussion Guide

Aaron Woolf is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the human dimension of government policy. He has spoken extensively on policy issues ranging from immigration to agriculture to rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

Woolf is the director and producer of the critically acclaimed film, King Corn, his sixth feature documentary, for which he was awarded a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award.   His work has been released theatrically in the US, Europe and Japan and broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, and numerous international networks including RAI, ARTE, and SBS.

In 2000, Woolf directed Greener Grass: Cuba, Baseball, and the United States, a WNET-ITVS co-production that received a Banff Rockie Award. In 2003, he directed Dying to Leave: The Global Face of Human Trafficking and Smuggling, which won an Australian Emmy Logie Award for best documentary series, aired as a two-hour special on the PBS series Wide Angle, and has been screened at the State Department and the United Nations.  Woolf has presented work and spoken at numerous institutions including Stanford University, Yale, UCLA, the CDC and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

He is the founder of Mosaic Films Incorporated and has recently completed a new film, Beyond the Motor City, which focuses on Detroit, and aired on PBS in February 2010. The film was part of the Blueprint America series on American infrastructure.  In May and June of 2010, Woolf will be touring the country, speaking about the future of America’s transportation infrastructure supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

In 2007 he opened Urban Rustic, a Brooklyn NY grocery specializing in locally sourced and organic foods. He divides his time between New York City and Elizabethtown, NY.

About the Summit

The Summit is an opportunity for students to explore a current issue as it relates to human dignity through speakers and presentations, discussions and dialogue, exhibits and displays, and through curricular connections being made in the classroom. The Summit on Human Dignity is one way Brophy seeks to fulfill our Jesuit mission of "providing students with the intellectual, moral and spiritual formation that will enable them to make a commitment to service" that will make them agents of change.

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