Food Chains

Food Chains is an award-winning exposé directed by Sanjay Rawal and produced by Smriti Keshari, Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser with Forest Whitaker narrating. The film follows an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers (the Coalition of Immokalee Workers) as they 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.

The film won the prestigious Doc Impact Award from the British Documentary Foundation as one of the most important films of 2016. The film also won a James Beard Award for Best Documentary. Food Chains enjoyed a nationwide theatrical release in 2014-2015 and has been screened in over 1200 cities worldwide.

The film is available on Hulu and YouTube.

Food Chains

Food Chains explores the exploitation of farm workers in the agriculture industry in the United States, the complicity of government and corporations in perpetuating human rights abuses, and the role consumers can play in ending some of the most egregious human rights violations within our borders. Food Chain is a fact-based essay form documentary, aiming not simply to inspire emotion, but direct action through the exploration of a number of extremely enlightening and compelling narratives. Food Chain stars Eric Schlosser, Dolores Huerta, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and a number of farmers, farm workers and activists.
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This is director Sanjay Rawal's follow-up to Food Chains - a deep dive into the growing Native American movement to reclaim sovereignty thru food.

From Executive Producer Jason Momoa, this film follows a handful of incredible indigenous foragers, chefs, scientists, fishermen and farmers as they rebuild a system deliberately destroyed by colonists and the US Military in an attempt to extinguish the First Peoples of Turtle Island.

The film will be released in September. To organize your own virtual screening for friends/colleagues/students, sign up at www.gather.film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=BfSGB-aSo6A&feature=emb_title
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Gather (2020) Official Trailer
A new documentary about the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty,...
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What happens when our farmworkers start getting sick? Urgent Op-ed by Greg Asbed from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/coronavirus-farm-workers.html?smid=em-share
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About the Film
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"Now you all realize that Publix isn't the beloved, benevolent multi-billion-dollar corporation you thought it was?"
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"We write to you today from the groves and vegetable fields of the South". Urgent appeal by Coalition of Immokalee Workers for Times Up Now to join upcoming protest in NYC. http://ciw-online.org/blog/2018/02/an-open-letter/
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Don't get us wrong. We were beyond THRILLED that the #MeToo leaders were at Globes. But why weren't the Coalition of Immokalee Workers - the #1 anti-harassment program in nation? The CIW has a solution that has transformed fields of Florida and is hailed as a model for workers everywhere. But somehow this was not good enough for #GoldenGlobes?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/opinion/stopping-predators-sexual-harassment.html