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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Food Chains2 months ago
"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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Food Chains4 months ago
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
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Food Chains6 months ago
Massive congratulations to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for this landmark achievement with Ben & Jerry's.
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Food Chains10 months ago
#MAGA??

"Last year marked the fifth consecutive year Santa Barbara County’s agriculture industry has struggled with labor shortages, which have ranged from 15 to 26 percent. Farmers, therefore, must leave crops to rot in the fields. An estimated $13 million of strawberries, broccoli, leafy greens, and other unharvested produce were plowed under last year, up from five years ago when losses amounted to an estimated $4.4 million, according to the region’s Grower-Shipper Association."

http://m.independent.com/news/2017/jun/22/labor-shortage-leaves-13-million-crops-rot-fields/?templates=mobile

 

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