The Grab

Friday, June 14 - Thursday, June 20, 2024

Monday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.: Q&A with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and investigative reporter Nate Halverson

Quietly and seemingly out of sight, governments, private investors and mercenaries are working to seize food and water resources at the expense of entire populations. These groups are establishing themselves as the new OPEC, where the future world powers will be those who control not oil, but food. And it’s all beginning to bubble to the surface in real time.

Global food prices have hit an all-time high, threatening chaos and violence. Meanwhile, Russia is using food as a weapon against the Ukrainians, and as a geopolitical tool to wield global power.

THE GRAB is a global thriller combining hard-hitting journalism from The Center for Investigative Reporting with the compelling character-driven storytelling of director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, taking you around the globe from Arizona to Zambia, to reveal one of the world’s biggest and least known threats.

Official Selection: DOC NYC, TIFF

  • Country USA
  • Language English, Russian and Ukrainian with English Subtitles
  • Year 2022
  • Running Time 105 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Magnolia
  • Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • Cast Nate Halverson, Mallory Newman, Emma Schwartz
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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