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Food Chains

Friday, November 21 - Thursday, November 27, 2014

FOOD CHAINS exposes the abuse of farmworkers within the United States and the complicity of the multibillion dollar supermarket and fast food industries.

There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, 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 reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They 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 many take no responsibility for this.

Official selection: Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival

Executive Producers: Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 83 minutes
  • Director Sanjay Rawal