Preview Screening: Food Chains + Q&A
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Sanjay Rawal and producer Smriti Keshari.
Food Chains examines the relationship between the policies of corporate supermarket chains and the working conditions of American farm labourers who pick the produce that is distributed across the nation. Featuring Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, and actress and advocate Eva Longoria, this award winning documentary exposes the horrific abuses farmworkers face and reveals the forces behind that exploitation: the $4 trillion global supermarket industry.
The film tracks the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida, as they battle the giant Floridian grocery chain, Publix. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farmworkers and a more humane and transparent food chain.
Food Chains was nominated for a 2015 James Beard Foundation award for food journalism.
Directed by Sanjay Rawal
Producer: Eric Schlosser
Executive Producer: Eva Longoria