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Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. The film follows the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed — to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.
In Mexico, where sugary sodas are more accessible than clean drinking water and Type 2 Diabetes is a leading cause of death, Coca-Cola and other sugary drinks are as much a way of life as they are of death, unleashing a public health crisis on a government and population ill-equipped to handle it. El Susto charts Big Soda’s insidious infiltration into Mexican society as courageous public health advocates, medical professionals and community members fight for the well-being of a nation.
Migrant Dreams exposes the underbelly of the Canadian government labor program that has built a system designed to empower brokers and growers to exploit, dehumanize and deceive migrant workers who have virtually no access to support or information in their own language; Workers willing to pay exorbitant fees to work at minimum wage jobs packing the fruits and vegetables we eat in our homes; Migrant workers who deserve basic labor and human rights.
20 years ago, a young group of social entrepreneurs joined a movement to change the world through the pursuit of an alternative economic model and practice of conscious commerce. Seeding Change: The Power of Conscious Commerce is about “triple bottom line” businesses that consider the social, environmental and financial impacts of their companies and address some of today’s most challenging issues. This film strives to empower viewers to be part of the solution.
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