Earth Day: Food Injustices on Celluloid

Earth Day turns 40 years old today. In today's post, I want to focus on various food injustices happening right here in the United States. While there have been many great food films recently making their way into mainstream cinemas like Food Inc and Super Size Me, there are other lesser known films and short videos on the topic you should know about, such as a couple of films from the YouTube Project:Report initiative.

Take a look at this film about the "modern day slavery" of undocumented Haitian immigrants in Florida. It is reminiscent of Stephanie Black's H-2 Worker.

Then I found this great short video on metal-contaminated waters in a rural Michigan town caused by food processing factory runoff.

Finally, another great film explores food insecurity in New York City.

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