Director Showcases Award-Winning Documentary

Downsizing was the goal when independent director and determined "guinea pig" Jenna Norwood made the award-winning film, "Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw." Norwood will discuss her raw-food adventure after the 7 p.m. screening of the documentary on Saturday, Oct. 20th, in Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 60th Avenue at Manatee Community College Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

Similar in name only to the junk-food documentary, "Super Size Me," Norwood's film takes viewers to a 30-day raw food detox program in San Diego, Calif. The Sarasota resident found her way there after her mirror image foiled an attempt at dressing up as a Las Vegas showgirl for Halloween. A diet of uncooked "living" foods that includes organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and juices was the solution.

Produced by Emporia Pictures, the film includes interviews with doctors, celebrities Ben Vereen and Kathy Sledge, and other advocates of the raw food lifestyle. The winner of Best Documentary and Best Motivational awards at the Tofino Film Festival in British Columbia and the Raw Lifestyle Festival in West Hollywood, California.

General admission is $10. Tickets are $5 for Florida students and MCC staff. For more information, call (941) 752-5252.

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