||FOOD FIGHT (60' OR 90')
DIRECTED BY CHRIS TAYLOR
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When we walk into a supermarket, we assume that we have
the widest possible choice of healthy foods. But in fact,
over the course of the 20th century, our food system was
co-opted by corporate forces whose interests do not lie in
providing the public with fresh, healthy,
Fortunately for America, an alternative emerged from the
counter-culture of California in the late 1960s and early
1970s, where a group of political anti-corporate
protesters--led by Alice Waters--voiced their dissent by
creating a food chain outside of the conventional system.
The unintended result was the birth of a vital
local-sustainable-organic food movement which has brought
back taste and variety to our tables.
FOOD FIGHT is a fascinating look at how American
agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th
century, and how the California food movement has created
a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.
"Chefs are social reformers in America right now."
- Michael Pollan
Skillfully using archival footage interspersed with expert
(Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck) FOOD FIGHT
tells the story of food; what is wrong and what is right
with current trends in our food supply system.
Importantly, the film advocates a future of healthy food
in an uplifting, positive, empowering way. Unlike other
food documentaries currently in the marketplace that show
a depressing, horrific, and food-hating future, FOOD FIGHT
asks the audience to make a change in favor of
good-tasting, healthy food grown locally as a step to a
better lifestyle for individuals, families, and
The takeaway for the viewing audience is a powerful,
enjoyable, and ultimately sustainable message about what
can be good about healthy food in our future.
For more info on the film and the filmmakers
please see: http://www.foodfightthedoc.com