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 Site

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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.

Nov 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Nov 20, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Nov 20, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Nov 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Thought-provoking docu stresses economics of Big Grocery.

Apr 15, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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