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Watch "The Butcher's Karma" at Uncommon Ground

By Anthony Todd in Food on Feb 21, 2012 9:20PM

Mike Gebert attended the same panel on Conscious Carnivorism that we did at last year's Family Farmed Expo. The difference? Instead of penning a quick article, he made an entire movie about it. The Beard Award-Winning filmmaker is premiering the film at Uncommon Ground on Thursday, paired with a 3-course dinner of sustainable meat.

"The Butcher's Karma" is an exploration of sustainable butchering, told through three of the participants in last year's panel. The video features Rob Levitt (of Butcher and Larder), Paul Kahan (of Publican Quality Meats) and Bartlett Durand (of Black Earth Meats). The movie goes behind the scenes at all three facilities and gets an in-depth look at what sustainable meat production looks like and why it's important for all of us. Take a look at the trailer below.

It's particularly fitting that the event is at Uncommon Ground, the greenest restaurant in America. The 3-course meal, plus the film, wine pairings, tax and gratuity, costs $50/person. The event is sponsored by the Good Food Festival (formerly Family Farmed Expo) and will serve as an early kick-off for next month's event. The fun starts at 6:30, and you can buy tickets online.

Trailer for The Butcher's Karma from Michael Gebert on Vimeo.

Uncommon Ground is located at 1401 W. Devon Avenue.