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Please join us for our second annual
Food Justice Film Festival featuring four powerful films that explore
agriculture and climate change, the colonization of food, exploitation
of farmworkers and children, and the importance of saving seeds and
traditions. In addition to film screenings,
we’re offering panel discussions with the filmmakers, farmers and
festival takes place Sept. 16–19. All films will be available for
you to stream at your convenience during this time.
Sept. 16 at the beginning of the festival, pre-recorded panel
discussions will be made available on our film festival
website. (This is different from the
film screening platform.)
Truly Texas Mexican:
The Native American roots of Texas Mexican food serve up tacos,
feminism and cultural resistance. Over time and during conquest, Texas
Mexican food sustained Native American memory and identity. Cooking
foods like nopalitos, deer, mesquite and tortillas, Indigenous women
led the cultural resistance against colonization. Based on the
award-winning book Truly
Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes.
The Ants & The
Grasshopper: Anita Chitaya has a gift. She can help bring abundant
food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and
she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from
extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans
that climate change is real. It will take all her skill and experience
to help Americans recognize, and free themselves from, a logic that’s
already destroying the Earth.
The Harvest/La Cosecha:
Every year more than 400,000 American children are torn away from their
friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. The Harvest/La Cosecha
is “the story of the children who feed America.” It profiles three
children as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields
to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the
humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest.
SEED: The Untold Story:
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped
and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows
passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. In
the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As
biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers,
scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a
David-and-Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.