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food chains: new film focuses on the hands that pick the food

Posted: November 30 2014
Watch the trailer for the new documentary Food Chains! Here's the scoop:
"There 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.
"Featuring Eric Schlosser and Eva Longoria, and narrated by Forest Whitaker,
Food 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.
"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 through their ingenious Fair Food
program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working
conditions for farm laborers in the United States.. 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.
"Food Chains premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and screened
subsequently at the Tribeca Film Festival and Guadalajara Film Festival."
Find a theater near you: http://bit.ly/1sf9XqY
Food Chains can also be pre-ordered at iTunes:  http://bit.ly/1x5CToH

Official website: http://foodchainsfilm.com/