Scroll down to watch the speaker interviews from previous years to learn more about the films we featured, the organizers who tirelessly work towards a more just food system, why we created this festival and why it's so important to the work we do at the Center.
Andrea John Spako— Featured in the film RETURN: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health and Spirit, Andrea is a health and exercise specialist, yoga instusing training to encourage sustainable, plant-rich foods in the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Jennifer Gauthier— Featured in the film RETURN: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health and Spirit, Jennifer is the Community, Natural Resources, and Economic Development Educatorfor the Menominee County/Nation.
Waymon Hinson— Writer and co-producer of I’m Just a Layman in Pursuit of Justice: Black Farmers Fight Against the USDA, advisor for the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees and advocate for the Justice for Black Farmers Group.
Shoun Hill— Writer and director of I’m Just a Layman in Pursuit of Justice: Black Farmers Fight Against the USDA, photographer, and Visiting Professor of the University of Nebraska.
Adán Medrano, Executive Producer, Writer & Author
Christine Ortega, President & CEO of Piquin Properties
Raj Patel, Filmmaker, Co-director & Author
Anita Chitaya, Narrator & Writer, Farm Owner and Co-founder of Soils, Food & Healthy Communities (SFHC)
Esther Lupafya, Doctor and Co-founder of Soils, Food & Healthy Communities (SFHC)
Dr. Rachel Bezner Kerr, Researcher for Soils, Food & Healthy Communities (SFHC)
A Welcome message from the Center for Biological Diversity's Senior Food Campaigner, Jennifer Molidor
Sanjay Rawal (Director)
Twila Cassadore (San Carlos Apache Tribal Activist)
Samuel Gensaw, III (Director of the Ancestral Guard)
Jasmine Leyva (Director)
lauren Ornelas (Founder & Director, Food Empowerment Project)
Kat Lopez (Veggie Mijas, Activistas de la Tierra)
Dolores Huerta (Legendary Activist)
Nezahualcoyotl Xiuhtecutli (Farmworker Association of Florida)
Alfonso Chavez (Food Justice Advocate)
Jacqui Patterson (NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program)
JoVonna Johnson-Cooke (Maitu Foods)
Eugene Cooke (Grow Where You Are)
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