Food Chains (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

Food Chains (2014)



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There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers who form 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 exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry. Supermarkets earn $4 trillion globally and 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 supermarkets take no responsibility for this. (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Sanjay Rawal, Erin Barnett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 2015
Screen Media - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Food Chains

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

At the end of the day, Rawal is trying to make a point more than telling a story. It's hard to blame him, because we've avoided this shameful problem for too long, and for a change, someone's actually offering a reasonable solution.

Full Review… | November 27, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Because of the narrative's need for closure, the film bizarrely recasts the lost battle as something uplifting.

Full Review… | November 20, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

How miserable does your day have to be to transform the breeze from a pesticide spray into a blessing?

Full Review… | November 20, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Rawal takes a compassionate but dry approach that suggests he's focused on making a call to arms, not art.

Full Review… | November 20, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Americans remain all too disconnected from those who toil in grim living and working conditions to supply their food. Maybe it's about time to worry.

Full Review… | November 18, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Thought-provoking docu stresses economics of Big Grocery.

Full Review… | April 15, 2015
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Food Chains


1/2/16 Netflix

Anyone who complains that immigrants are coming here to steal American jobs should watch this movie. Even today thousands of poor people are being exploited for profit by big corporation. Thankfully, the Fair Food program is changing some of that and even Walmart signed on in 2014. As a consumer we need to support only those companies that participate in fair labor practices. We do not see how our food and wine gets to our tables and a movie like this shines a bright light on it and it is disturbing to say the least.

Nick Ueber

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