The Revolution of America’s Fields
Join us April 23rd, 2015 from 6-8pm at The Theater in the Wood, Intervale NH for this eye-opening film
There is a revolution in America’s fields and it is happening in Florida’s tomato fields, once described by the Department of Justice as “ground zero for modern day slavery [in agriculture] in the United States.” But in the past four years, this breeding ground for the most horrific abuses imaginable has been totally transformed. How? The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program.
Food Chains follows this high lauded group of tomato pickers as they battle gigantic agribusiness titans – the supermarket and fast food industry which purchase hundreds of billions of dollars of fresh fruits and vegetables each year.
Agriculture remains the backbone of America, generating billions of dollars of revenue for those atop the food chain. Those at the bottom, however, see very little of those profits. Farmworkers remain desperately poor, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages.
Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry.
Movie length is 82 minutes. Thoughtful discussion to follow the movie.
Snacks will be available by donation and you are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice.