Yesterday on The Bovine we posted a link to the full “Milk War” documentary (featuring the Michael Schmidt story) on YouTube. Today we bring you an interview with the maker of that documentary.
The following interview from Good Food Revolution is reproduced with permission from Good Food Media (all rights reserved).
From Ivy Knight, on the Good Food Revolution blog:
Richard Paradiso and Declan O’Driscoll on May 6 upon winning the 2011 James Beard Award for Best Television Special/Documentary for Milk War. Photo: ichannel.ca
“Declan O’Driscoll was born in Toronto but spent most of his childhood in Ireland before heading out into the world to live in Iceland and the Kootenays of British Columbia until returning to Canada. He majored in theatre and minored in film at Concordia and has since shot the Iceland Airwaves Festival for four years running and completed a documentary about Icelandic immigration to Canada called The Path to Gimli. He now works as a music television producer for BPM TV, the Montreal-based dance and club culture digital TV channel. Continue reading
Devlin O’Driscoll, maker of the award winning documentary “Milk War” invites regular people like you to help support a new documentary series on food:
Host Jon Steinman and Chef Michael Stadtlander in the gardens of Eigensinn Farm.
“Just what and who are we investing in when we sit down to eat? Are these ‘investments’ secure? Become a part of a collective effort to answer these questions and embark on the journey of Deconstructing Dinner.
From the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner (2006-2010) comes the on-screen reincarnation of the popular program from writer and host Jon Steinman and 2011 James Beard Award winning filmmaker and ichannel producer Declan O’Driscoll. Continue reading
In a scene from the award winning doc "Milk War", Michael Schmidt downs a glass of the good stuff during a protest rally featuring a live cow, on the steps of the Ontario Legislature.
TORONTO, May 9, 2011 – The original ichannel documentary Milk War has received a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award.
The hour-long film, which was produced for ichannel by Stornoway Communications and The Path to Gimli, earned top honours for best Television Special/Documentary in the Broadcast Media category at the James Beard Foundation Awards gala in New York on May 6. Continue reading
Twenty Questions on the movie “Milk War”
In view of the upcoming Toronto screening of the latest raw milk documentary “Milk War” at 5 pm on Sunday May 1, 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema, we thought we’d interview producer Richard Paradiso about his experiences of exploring raw milk and working with Declan O’Driscoll on making the movie. So here goes:
THE BOVINE: When you started on this project in 2006, what was your initial perspective on the topic of raw milk? Continue reading
See the latest documentary film about raw milk in Ontario and the Michael Schmidt story, May 1st, 2011 in Toronto:
TORONTO, March 22, 2011 – The original ichannel documentary Milk War has been nominated for a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award.
The hour-long film, which was produced for ichannel by Stornoway Communications and The Path to Gimli, earned a nomination for best Television Special/Documentary in the Broadcast Media category. Continue reading
From The Nelson Daily:
Canada Free Press photo of raw milk renegade Michael Schmidt, via The Nelson Daily
“FLIKS (Film Lovers In the KootneayS) opens the Canadian FLIKS Festival on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. with one of three films in the festival produced by local filmmakers.
Milk War, a documentary produced by former Nelsonite and theatre personality Declan O’Driscoll, tells the story of dairy farmer Michael Schmidt whose small farm north of Toronto was raided by 20 armed officers. They weren’t looking for drugs or guns. They were there for the milk — raw milk. Continue reading
Hella Delicious reports on the Vancouver debut of the “Milk War” movie:
Director Declan O'Driscoll and farmer Alice Jongerden. Click image to go to Hella D. blog for video.
“Excerpts from the Question and Answer session with Alice Jongerden and Declan O’Driscoll after the screening of Milk War in Vancouver, BC. Gives the history of the pasteurisation laws in Canada, some of the differences between BC and Ontario, how Home on the Range cowshare got started and why Alice can’t milk the cows at present. Continue reading
Andrea Klassen, of the Nelson Star, interviews director Declan O’Driscoll:
Milk War film maker Declan O'Driscoll shoots footage of raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt at Queen's Park, Toronto, following a news conference in November 2009
“During the eight years Declan O’Driscoll lived in Nelson, his Yggdrasil theatre company toured West Kootenay with plays based on the mythology of the Valhalla mountains and classics such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
But when O’Driscoll returns to the city February 11, he’ll be showcasing a work that’s all about contemporary concerns. Continue reading
Hella D. on the upcoming Milk War movie screening in Vancouver:
From the November 2006 raid at Glencolton Farms -- by Ministry of Natural Resources personnel
“Written and directed by award winning journalist Kevin O’Keefe
Produced by Declan O’Driscoll
Gemini Award-winning actor Colm Feore narrates Continue reading