FOOD FOR CHANGE: THE STORY OF COOPERATION IN AMERICA

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Rainbow Grocery: A Worker Owned Cooperative Presents the San Francisco premier of

FOOD FOR CHANGE: THE STORY OF COOPERATION IN AMERICA

A Film that examines food co-ops as a community-based economic movement.

FOOD FOR CHANGE: THE STORY OF COOPERATION IN AMERICA tracks the ups and downs of cooperatives from the Great Depression to the present through rare archival footage, animation, graphics, and interviews with co-op leaders. Food for Change explores the nation’s longest surviving alternative economic system, a system that is also a social movement based on principles of cooperation.

Steve Alves, an internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and member of the Franklin Community Co-op in Greenfield, Massachusetts, narrates the film he directed. He sees the story’s theme of cooperation as particularly relevant to today’s political climate. “It’s American history, from the Great Depression to the present, with co-ops as the protagonist,” says Alves. Food co-ops introduced whole and organic foods to the American diet in the 1970s; today they are the champions of local food systems.

While tracing the roots of the Food Co-op movement from the 1930s through the War on Poverty in the 1960s to today’s worker and community owned coops, FOOD FOR CHANGE posits co-ops as an alternative to global capitalism’s increasing economic disparity and injustice.


Directed by Steve Alves. Documentary. 2014. 82 minutes.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.

 

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