Food Films

  • Food, Inc.

    Food, Inc.

    Filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes the underbelly of America's food industry. Learn who really controls our modern food supply and why corporate profits trump more basic concerns like consumer health, farmer welfare, worker safety and the environment. (2008, 94 min.)

  • King Corn

    King Corn

    Follow the journey of corn from seed to plate. When two recent college grads produce a bumper crop of corn from genetically modified seed, they discover what really happens to the bulk of this "king of American crops" after it leaves the grain elevator. (2007, 50 min.)

  • End of the Line

    End of the Line

    Plunge into the dark side of fish as food in this feature film revealing the impact overfishing has on our oceans. A wake-up call that examines the effects on marine life and the profound implications of a future world without fish. (2009, short version 26 min./long version 85 min.)

  • The Future of Food

    The Future of Food

    Feel empowered and leave this film with a better understanding about America's complex food system. This groundbreaking documentary distills and demystifies the underlying technological, regulatory, legal, ethical, environmental and consumer issues — providing a clearer picture of how consumer choices can change the future of food for the better. (2004, 88 min.)

  • The Garden

    The Garden

    When bulldozers threaten a 14-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles, concerned citizens unite and fight for the country's largest urban farm. An unflinching look at the struggle between urban farmers and the city and powerful developers. (2008, 80 min.)

  • No Impact Man

    No Impact Man

    Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high-consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. Heartwarming, witty and controversial, this film provides an intimate look at how our smallest choices can affect our health and our planet. (2009, 90 min.)

  • Fast Food Nation

    Fast Food Nation

    Inspired by the incendiary bestselling book that exposed the hidden story behind America's fast food industry. A powerful drama tracing the birth of an everyday, ordinary burger through a chain of interlocked human stories — from a hopeful, young immigrant meat-packing plant worker to a teen clerk who dreams of life beyond the counter. (2006, 116 min.)

  • Food Fight

    Food Fight

    Explore the history and politics of how America eats, with insights about the economic and social impact — and a few laughs along the way. 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. (2008, 73 min.)

  • Fresh

    Fresh

    Through the cloud of gloom and doom, hope brightly shines. Meet farmers, thinkers and businesspeople all across America working to create a new model for modern agriculture — one that embraces fresh, healthy and local, and that confronts today's unresolved health and environmental issues. (2009, 72 min.)

  • What's On Your Plate?

    What's On Your Plate?

    See our food supply through the eyes of two 11-year-old city kids on a mission to discover where their meals really come from. The budding food activists explore New York City, from farmer's markets to school lunchrooms, and provide a fresh look at how a younger generation can influence what and how we eat. (2009, 76 min.)

  • Tapped

    Tapped

    A raw look at the big business of bottled water, an unregulated industry that has created a commodity out of one of the most basic resources needed for human survival. From plastic production to pollution, witness the environmental and human effects of America's bottled water consumption. (2009)

  • Nourish: Food + Community

    Nourish: Food + Community

    Telling the real story of food with beautiful visuals and inspiring people, this empowering film teaches us that every food choice we make can create a ripple effect felt around the world. Part of a multi-year media and education initiative that also includes television programming, web content and learning tools. A great film for families. (2009, 26 min.)

  • Soylent Green

    Soylent Green

    Rewind 37 years with this sci-fi movie released in 1973, set in the year 2022. The film depicts a starving, poverty-stricken world where food is so scarce people survive on mysterious Soylent Green wafers and will do anything to get them. A murder mystery ensues and a disturbing truth is uncovered. (1973, 97 min.)

  • Silent Running

    Silent Running

    Long before the term "global warming" became a household world, this far-out science fiction adventure depicted the extinction of plant life on Earth. A spaceship harboring the last forest is threatened, and one man on board is desperate to save it. (1972, 89 min.)

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