Ever wonder why individuals who harvest our food are often the most food insecure? We do. Slow Food Saco Valley (SFSV) and Global Action Local Awareness (G.A.L.A.) are excited to present a screening of “Food Chains,” an educational film directed by Sanjay Rawal in 2014 that exposes the abuse of farmworkers within the United States and the complicity of the multi-billion dollar supermarket and fast food industries. The screening takes place April 23rd from 6-8pm at the Theater in the Wood, Intervale NH.
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.
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. 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.
Join us for this eye-opening film and thoughtful discussion, as a celebration of Earth Day, local food and sustainability on April 23rd, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Theater in the Wood in Intervale NH.
Good, local food will be available by donation and you are welcome to bring your own beverages.
Donations graciously accepted at the door to support SFSV and GALA in covering the costs of the public screening license.
For more information visit our websites, find the event page on Facebook or call Jenn at 603-387-5538. www.slowfoodsacovalley.org