Films

Food, Inc. 

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Fresh - http://www.freshthemovie.com/%20 

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing
our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Two Angry Moms - http://angrymoms.org/%20

Amy Kalafa was stewing for years, packing her kids lunches from home and trying to get her community to pay attention to what kids are eating in school. When news of a national child health crisis began making headlines, Amy, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, decided to take the fight to film. Two Angry Moms is Amy’s quest to learn what she and other parents need to know and do to get better food in their kids’ schools.

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story  http://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/Information/PublicationsResources/bellshop/index.htm

The development of America’s bountiful heartland and its effect on the legendary Mississippi River are traced in this film. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environment policies against the back drop of the Mississippi River watershed, the film unifies these seemingly discrete entities into a coherent whole, helping viewers to grasp what is a profound truth – that a single drop of water in Minnesota is connected to the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, it offers solutions to the river’s troubles, from upstream to the gulf and the difficulties it faces, providing fresh ideas and concrete solutions.

The real Dirt on Farmer John - http://www.angelicorganics.com/ao/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=148&Itemid=182

The Real Dirt on Farmer John is a character study/docudrama depicting a 55-year span in the life of John Peterson and his Illinois farm. Filmmaker Taggart Siegel documents how despite several obstacles and setbacks, the conventional farm was successfully reinvented as Angelic Organics, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) that serves the Chicago area.