TPA Film Night,
“Food Chains” Friday, March 4th, at the Topanga Library. Snack Pot Luck at 7:15, Movie 7:30.
Food Chains reveal 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. Yet many take no responsibility for this.
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.
Food Chains premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and screened subsequently at the Tribeca Film Festival and Guadalajara Film Festival The film’s Executive Producers include Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser.
There will be a discussion following the film with pending speakers. We will have a vegetarian snack potluck (no alcohol) at 7:15 p.m. with the film screening at 7:30 p.m. If you can, please bring a non-alcoholic beverage, cheese, dip, fruit or crackers to share. A $10 donation is requested, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. For further information please contact Debbie at Debbieinla@outlook.com.
The event is ADA compliant with elevator access and headphones for those who need a little extra volume.