Tour Dates and Screenings | Final Straw – Food | Earth | Happiness
Images from the Final Straw Japan and Korea Screening Tours

Tour Dates and Screenings

Final Straw’s directors Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang toured the film extensively throughout Japan and Korea in 2015 and 2016, screening the film over 120 times. Like the film itself, the tour was entirely self-produced with our small team and with the help of communities and activist groups who volunteered throughout the regions we toured. The Japan tour was managed in-house by our co-producer, Kaori Tsuji, and the Korean tour managed by our co-director, Suhee Kang. It was physically and mentally strenuous work to arrange it, to lug all of our screening equipment around, and to greet and converse with a new audience each night, but at the same time it was immensely rewarding to see audiences inspired by the film, and to see the beautiful works of social and ecological wellness that are happening in cities, towns, and neighborhoods around this earth. Truly, there are many many more amazing acts of love, compassion, and community togetherness happening in this world than we see on the news!

Although we sometimes travel to events when invited, we are on a break from touring the film, and have transitioned our efforts to building and operating a space in Osaka called The Branch, where we carry out work such as writing, short films, eco-artwork, and workshops, all done in the spirit of the film. You are welcome to visit us if you’re in town.

If you’d like to host your own community screening, please visit our Screening Kit for more information.

An archived version of our tour calendar is available below…

// Tour Date Archive //

This page contains a listing of all official Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness tour dates.

Final Straw 2015-16 Japan and Korea Tour Poster

// 2017 Screenings //

Although our tour has officially concluded, we will conduct a few ‘official’ screenings in 2017…

  • 8 June 2017 / 6:30 PM / Jean’s Urban FarmPortland, Oregon
  • 27 May 2017 /  East Asia Global Citizen’s Gathering / Fujino, Japan
  • 28 May 2017 /  East Asia Global Citizen’s Gathering / Fujino, Japan

// 2016 Tour Dates //

Unless noted, all dates include a post screening talk with the film’s directors.
Dates for the Japan tour should be verified on the Japan Facebook Group.

11/23 — Kamiyama, Japan | WEEK
11/20 — Shioya-Kobe | Flag
7/24 — Fife, Scotland | Falkland Centre for Stewardship
6/26 — Yokohama, Japan | Ninja House
6/25 — Zushi, Japan | Cinema Amigo
6/24 — Odawara, Japan | Citizen Exchange Center UMECO
6/22 — Tokyo, Japan | Earth Cafe OHANA
6/21 — Tokyo, Japan | JAM House
6/20 — Yubari, Japan | Kogumaza Cafe
6/19 — Ishikari, Japan | Ecovillage Life Experience
6/18 — Ebetsu, Japan | Drama Theater Domo
6/17 — Iwamizawa, Japan | Yorokobi no Yakata
6/16 — Sapporo, Japan | Fair Trade Hokkaido
6/15 — Sobetsu, Japan | Toya Chihana
6/14 — Sunagawa, Japan | Regional Exchange Center
6/12 — Kobe, Japan | Marmelo Kitchen Lab
6/11 — Nara, Japan | Kaze no Sumika “Rush of Wind”
6/9 — Tokamachi, Japan | Tokamachi Industry and Craft Center ‘Ikote’
6/8 — Kashiwazaki, Japan | Community Center
6/7 — Joetsu, Japan | Iwaki
6/6 — Niigata, Japan | Kacha Kacha
6/5 — Nagaoka, Japan | Satoyama House
6/4 — Kobe, Japan | Farm House Cafe
6/3 — Shiga, Japan | Aito Center + Base for Rest
5/30 — Okinawa, Japan | Miyabi Cafe
5/29  — Buffalo, New York (USA) | SOLE of Buffalo**
5/28 — Okinawa, Japan | Cafe Garamajaku
5/26 — Okinawa, Japan | Rice Beat
5/23 — Oita City, Japan | City Arts Center
5/22 — Bepu City Oita, Japan | Nikoniko Village
5/21 — Itoshima, Japan | Health Care Center Agura
5/20 — Fukuoka City, Japan | Cafe Airwa
5/18 — Hiroshima, Japan | Ichido Al monde
5/13 — Aichi, Japan | Tokoname
5/12 — Nagoya, Japan | Aichi University of Art
5/11 — Nagoya, Japan | Organic Gallery
5/10 — Nagoya, Japan | Tribal Arts
5/3 — Osaka, Japan | Air Osaka Movie Night
4/30 — Osaka, Japan | Cafe MOMO
4/29 — Osaka, Japan | Paradi Tereste
4/29 — Osaka, Japan | Minnanouen Urban Farm
4/25 — Takamatsu, Japan | Tsurukame
4/24 — Tokushima, Japan | Byodoji Temple
4/22 — Kobe, Japan | Round Point Cafe
4/21 — Kyoto, Japan | SUA Tibetan Medicine
4/20 — Kobe, Japan | Sharehouse Warai
4/8 — Seoul, Korea | Sungmisan Community Theater
4/7 — Iksan, Korea | Community Media Center
4/5 — Changwon, Korea | Hansalim Gyeongnam Community
4/2 — Jinju, Korea | Soso bookstore
4/1 — Busan, Korea | Busan Coop
3/27 — Pohang, Korea | Snail Books & Tea
3/26 — Yeongju, Korea | Yeongju Culture Art Center
3/22 — Seoul, Korea | Eunpyung Community Restaurant
3/20 — Yongin, Korea | Gogi Church
2/22 — Berkeley (CA), USA | Pre-Screening (Japanese)
2/17 — Saratoga (CA), USA | Pre-Screening (Japanese)
2/16 — San Jose (CA), USA | Backwater Arts
2/15 — Oakland (CA), USA | PLACE for Sustainable Living

// 2015 Tour Dates //

12/15 — Gimpo, Korea | ‘Green Review’ Reading Meeting *
12/14 — Seoul, Korea | Pulmoojil Bookstore *
12/12 — Chungnam, Korea | Hongseong Nature and Agriculture Exchange *
12/9 — Seoul, Korea | Takeaway Drawing Space *
12/2 — Seoul, Korea | Space ‘Lan’ *
12/1 — Okcheon, Korea | Baebau Community Center *
11/30 — Geomsan, Korea | Byulebyulkkol Sustainability Center *
11/29 — Hamyang Korea | Green University*
11/26 — Sunchang, Korea | Community Support Center *
11/24 — Seoul, Korea | Seoul Youth Hub
11/23 — Seoul, Korea | Bindohae hair Salon
11/22 — Seoul, Korea | Slow Food Asia Pacific International Festival
11/19 — Seoul, Korea | Geomam Community Pub
11/18 — Seoul, Korea | Garden Depot
11/16 — Jeju, Korea | Stone Culture Park
11/16 — Jeju, Korea | Gangjeong Peace Center
11/15 — Jeju, Korea | Cafe Gasi
11/14 — Jeju, Korea | Jeju Art Scenic
11/13 — Choennam, Korea | Goheung Green Party
11/12 — Jangheung, Korea | Youth Center
11/11 — Jinan, Korea | Community Center
11/11 — Damyang, Korea | Apricot Tree Nursery
11/10 — Wanju, Korea | Wanju Community Space
11/9 — Seoul, Korea | Cafe Sukara
11/8 — Daegu, Korea | City Agricultural Network
11/5 — Seoul, Korea | Haebangchon Cafe
10/29 — Seoul, Korea | Space Station Gathering
10/28 — Daejeon, Korea | Joongchon Community Library
10/27 — Busan, Korea | Green University
10/26 — Busan, Korea | Cafe Sanbok St.
10/25 — Yangsan, Korea | Blooming Flowers Free School
10/22 — Seoul, Korea | Value Garden
10/17 — Seoul, Korea | Urban Agricultural Festival
10/15 — Paldang, Korea | Dumulmeori Cafe
10/13 — Seoul, Korea | Gildam Bookstore
10/10 — Suwon, Korea | Urban Citizen’s Farm
10/8 — Seoul, Korea | Cafe Seongsu
10/7 — Seoul, Korea | Eum Bookstore
9/24 — Seoul, Korea | Space Soom
9/22 — Seoul, Korea | MAKSA (PlaceMAK)
9/14 — Seoul, Korea | ROGPA cafe

* Only Suhee Kang will be present at this screening
** Directors will be ‘virtually’ present by video chat or pre-recorded video address