FOOD CHAINS

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First show: November 28

UnknownFILMMAKER AND PRODUCER IN PERSON + PANEL DISCUSSIONS AFTER SELECT SCREENINGS!

In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.

Unknown-1There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.

Unknown-3Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this.

The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

Unknown-2Food Chains premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and screened subsequently at the Tribeca Film Festival and Guadalajara Film Festival.  Food Chains will be released nationwide November 21st. The film’s Executive Producers include Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser.

Directed by Sanjay Rawal, 83min. 2014, U.S.A.

 

Saturday, November 29 at 1pm – Documentary in Spanish Language / Sabado, 29 de noviembre a la 1pm, el documental sera en español.

November 28th

7:00PM – PANEL

Gerardo Reyes Chavez (CIW Member & Film Subject)
Sanjay Rawal (Director, Food Chains)
Maisie Ganzier (Bon Apetit Management Company)

November 29th

1:00PM –  SHOWING IN SPANISH – PANEL:

Gerardo Reyes Chavez (CIW Member & Film Subject)
Samuel Orozco (Radio Bilingue)

7:00PM – PANEL:

Gerardo Reyes Chavez (CIW Member & Film Subject)
Smriti Keshari (Producer, Food Chains)

November 30th

7:00PM – PANEL:

Gerardo Reyes Chavez (CIW Member & Film Subject)
Sanjay Rawal (Director, Food Chains)

Food Chains Teaser from Sanjay Rawal on Vimeo.

 

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