Nancy Drew Meets Food, Inc.
Out of all the agri-exposé documentaries, ranging from Super Size Me to Food, Inc., What's on Your Plate is one of the most hopeful. Directed by Catherine Gund and narrated by her daughter, Sadie Hope-Gund, and Sadie's best friend Safiyah Kai Riddle, What's on Your Plate is an upbeat movie that, while not downplaying the crippling effects of processed food on our health, gives viewers hope and solutions toward an alternate future.
Big Green TV
What's On Your Plate? A Film by Catherine Gund
In “What’s on Your Plate?” Sadie and Safiyah, who are two eleven-year-old, African-American city kids, go on this journey to understand their place in the food chain. The film is inspired by them looking at food and going around to stores and seeing, “Where does this food come from?” Like, “Why are we getting potatoes from Canada, when there are potatoes grown 100 miles away?” And along the way they talk to farmers and food activists and policy makers and, most importantly, their peers.
Alternative Films for Kids
The excellent blog Alternative Films for Kids wrote us up back in June, and we thought we'd tell you about it.
South Bronx Food and Film Expo
2009 PD blog and Northeast RF blog
New York Times
Urban Eye Newsletter features WOYP screening
The New York Times' UrbanEye section helped us get the city psyched for tomorrow's screening at Brooklyn Kitchen Labs (Saturday, December 5th, 11:00 Am, part of Kids Day