20 April 2012

Food Chain

From Sanjay Rawal  & Smriti Keshari

There is more interest in food now than at any point in our nation’s history. Yet there is almost no interest in the hands that pick our food.

For the last 8 months, our crew traveled the US by road, exploring the state of farm labor and the reasons for the perpetuation of some of the worst occurrences of human rights abuse on our soil. The truth is that farm workers have always been amongst the most vulnerable people in this country: from indentured servants and slaves to migrants and sharecroppers. But for the first time in our nation’s history we have the power to change this; and Food Chain explores the ways in which we can do so.

Unhomegrown Tomatoes

The film features dozens of farmworkers, farmers, Eric Schlosser, Dolores Huerta, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Barry Estabrook and others. We would be extremely grateful if you could take 3 minutes to view the trailer and share it onwards! 


Sanjay Rawal (director, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival) & Smriti Keshari (producer)