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Food Chains (2014)

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There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers who form the foundation of our fresh food industry are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved - all within the borders of the United States. Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry. Supermarkets earn $4 trillion globally and have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet supermarkets take no responsibility for this.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
90% - Fresh
88% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$913,000
Domestic Releases: November 21st, 2014 (Limited) by Screen Media Films
Video Release: February 3rd, 2015 by Screen Media Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Agitprop, Life on a Farm, Poverty, Political, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Illumine Productions
Production Countries: United States


Forest Whitaker    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Smriti Keshari
Producer    Hamilton Fish
Executive Producer    Eva Longoria
Executive Producer    Eric Schlosser
Executive Producer    Lekha Singh
Executive Producer    Bob Leary
Executive Producer    David Damian Figueroa
Executive Producer    Alisa Swidler
Executive Producer    Alfonso Montiel
Executive Producer    Abigail Disney
Executive Producer    Mayra Hernandez Gonzalez
Executive Producer    Roberto Gonzalez Barrera
Editor    Emily Clifton
Editor    Erin Barnett
Composer    Gil Talmi
Director of Photography    Forest Woodward

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