Join us for a free #FoodJusticeFilmFestival
with award-winning films and panel discussions with the filmmakers, farmers and activists.
Gather (Sep. 24)
Invisible Vegan (Sep. 25)
Dolores (Sep. 26)
Urban Roots (Sep. 27)
Gather is an intimate portrait of the movement among Native Americans to infuse their spiritual, political and cultural heritage through food sovereignty, while battling lack of food access and the results of injustices of centuries of genocide that continue today. Directed by Sanjay Rawal.
The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices. Directed by Jasmine Leyva.
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century — and she continues the fight to this day, at 90.
Urban Roots follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. A moving and inspiring film about grassroots community activism addressing food apartheid, racial injustice, collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable future and food access. Directed by Frank Fitzpatrick.