Aimie Vallat’s documentary short, “Transitioning Whidbey,” won “Best Documentary” in the RainDance Short Film Festival, and will play in the upcoming 2009 Choochokam Arts Festival, July 11 and 12. The film spotlights Transition Whidbey’s Food Asset Mapping Project.
Transition Whidbey is a locally grown, managed and driven nonprofit whose goal is to help the community of Whidbey Island towards food, energy and economic self-reliance and sustainability. The Food Asset Mapping Project aims to increase awareness of community food resources and help create new patterns of renewable food consumption.
Vallat is a 2009 graduate of the MA Programs in Leadership and Change, with an M.A. in strategic communication. The documentary will run on a loop with other film shorts at The Clyde, July 11 and 12. For more information about the Choochokam Arts Festival, click here. Vallat was recently featured in a news article in the South Whidbey Record, discussing the film and Transition Whidbey’s work.