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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.


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

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Production and Technical Credits

Smriti Keshari    Producer
Hamilton Fish    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    Executive Producer
Emily Clifton    Editor
Erin Barnett    Editor
Gil Talmi    Composer
Forest Woodward    Director of Photography

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