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Online Streaming Release

Starting August 21, 2023

Kanopy streaming service now carries Fields of Devotion (

Kanopy is available through university and public libraries (via your library card number).

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Fields of Devotion, via Kanopy, is also available through Rutgers Libraries (direct link here ) for Rutgers Faculty, students and staff with NetID.

Coming soon:

January 2024

January 27, 2024

Film Screening at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) 32nd Winter Conference, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University. Registration required:


November 2023

“Science-in-Action Storytelling” Alumni Event

November 28, 2023. Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Rutgers University. RSVP here.

Travel around our state and the world through stories of Rutgers cutting-edge research including: 

  • Fields of Devotion (Plant Breeding and Food Security) 
  • Ocean Farming (Aquaculture and Food Security)  
  • Mysteries of 9 North (Deep Sea Microbiology) 
  • Amaranth (African Indigenous Vegetables and Food Security)  
  • Antarctic Edge (Antarctic Climate Science) 
  • Life on the Edge: Horseshoe Crabs (New Jersey’s Horseshoe Crab Migration) 
  • Stories from the March (Climate Change’s Impact on New Jersey’s Fish Population)  
  • Biting Back (Developing Plant-Based Insect Repellent to Protect Against Disease in a Changing Climate)

Click here to see a short preview video of the screening. 

The event is free to attend but you must register online by November 20th. Space is limited. Information regarding parking will be shared with those who register prior to the event.


Helsinki Educational Film Festival International (HEFFI)

November 25, 2023 



#LabMeCrazy Science Film Festival


Recent events:

October 2023

Raw Science Film Festival

October 27, 2023


Rutgers President Holloway Stakeholder address, October 24, 2023


“Although I could highlight the research programs of thousands of faculty, I want to raise up one individual in particular, Professor Jim Simon from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Dr. Simon heads up a New Use Agriculture program that collaborates locally and globally to develop sustainable agricultural products that support health and nutrition.

He and his team were asked to help family farmers in New Jersey who were struggling to keep a valuable crop from being ravaged by disease or climate change. They used a combination of traditional plant-breeding and cutting-edge technologies to cultivate a new variety that is both climate-resilient and able to withstand the deadly pathogen downy mildew. Their work was documented in a terrific film called Fields of Devotion, directed by our own Dena Seidel—and the film itself has encouraged farmers and scientists to work more closely together to benefit New Jersey agriculture. This is but one example of how Rutgers serves the state.”

Ambrosia Food and Drink Film Festival

October 12-13, 2023

Ceres Food Film Festival Selection (online)

October 13-19, 2023

Ceres Food Flim Festival selection laurel
Ceres Food Flim Festival Selection Laurel


August 2023

NJPBS Television Debut

Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 5 pm.

NJ PBS Schedule notice for Fields of Devotion on Aug 19 2023 at 5 pm

See website for more details:

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Recent award:

Best Documentary, Scinema International Science Film Festival



Previous Events:


First Run Features Educational/Non-Theatrical Release:

Best Climate Film at the New York Science and Nature Film Festival:



Tuesday, February 7, 2023  New Jersey Vegetable Growers Association

Screening and Discussion at the New Jersey Vegetable Growers Association Meeting at the NJ Agricultural Convention & Trade Show, Harrah’s Resort and Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ.



Rutgers Campus Debut
Friday, March 3, 2023  Rutgers University

Film Screening, Discussion, and Networking Event, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, Room 101, 2- 4 pm.

For more details and to RSVP click here.

ARTS x SDGS Festival

March 1-7, 2023  ARTS x SDGS Festival

Princeton Environmental Film Festival



Garden State Film Festival

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 12:15 pm Asbury Hall

More details:

Laurel 2023 Winner Short Documentary


August 2023

American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) Conference

August 2, 2023, Hort Theater.