Films, Documentaries

Films and documentaries about food-related topics, available to borrow in DVD format from the Kalamazoo Public Library collection.

 

Food Inc. by Robert KennerFood Inc.
Robert Kenner
2009
This film lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. It reveals surprising - and often shocking - truths about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation.
Grow! by Christine AnthonyGrow!
Christine Anthony
2011
With the average age of farmers in the U.S. currently at 57, it's critical to encourage more young people to take up the plow. GROW! profiles a new crop of idealistic young farmers who have turned to the fields for a more fulfilling life, driven also by a strong desire to change how our food is grown. Filmed on on 12 different farms throughout the state of Georgia during an entire growing season, GROW! provides an honest and inspiring look at this next generation of farmers.
Dirt! : the movie  by Bill BenensonDirt! : the movie
Bill Benenson
2010
Celebrates the extraordinary cycle of life that revolves around the soil. Experts and enthusiasts from all over the world detail dirt's millennia-old history, its unique composition, and, most important, its remarkable functions. Also reminds us why it needs to be protected and conserved, especially given that today it is disappearing. Includes bonus scenes and extended interviews. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John by Taggart  SiegelThe Real Dirt on Farmer John
Taggart Siegel
2007
The epic tale of a maverick midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America--Container.
Urban Roots by  Urban Roots
2011
URBAN ROOTS is the next documentary from Tree Media. Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) Mark MacInnis and Mathew Schmid, the film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
The Farmer’s Wife by David SutherlandThe Farmer’s Wife
David Sutherland
2005
Filmed over three years, The farmer's wife presents the travails of a Nebraska farmer and his wife as they struggle to preserve both their farm and their marriage.

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