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Tag: movie trailer

This week we are showcasing films shown at the 2012 Edible Institute (“EI”).

 

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“In your lifetime, you have eating something produced by child labor” – U Robert Romano

 

U Roberto Romano does not shy away from a challenge. On the contrary, he takes subjects that no one wants to talk about and makes them into story-telling art. This award-winning photographer and producer, was at the EI 2012 to show two films, both of which center on the grim issue of child labor. Romano is a champion for children’s rights and I feel so fortunate to have heard his passion in person.

The biggest tragedy surrounding child labor in other countries is that it isn’t news anymore. What does it say about humanity when we’ve almost come to expect that miniature hands from Indonesia, India and Cambodia sew our clothes? It is estimated that there are 215 million child laborers in the world and, just so you can understand the magnitude of this number, the entire population of the Untied States is 313 million people. This is an epic, worldwide issue that affects not only children abroad, but also American children in our own back yards.
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Jeremy Seifert and his friends eat trash on a regular basis. They are not homeless. They’re 30-something, Angelenos, who rescue enormous amounts of foods from Los Angeles’ supermarket dumpsters and eat it. Sound crazy? It is. But the crazy part is not Seifert, it’s the 96 BILLION pounds of food that we waste in America every year.

“…we’re feeding our landfills as much as our country…Why is all this food being thrown out and not given to people who need it?”

Seifert saw first hand how much food grocery stores threw away. He learned that half of all the food prepared in the US and Europe never gets eating. Seifert decided that this underbelly of our society needed to be exposed and he created a documentary appropriately named, Dive! Below is the 2-minute trailer for the film which has been showing nationwide at film festivals and private screenings since 2009.
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Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution television series starts next week. Program your DVRs so you don’t miss it! If you watched his last series, you know how powerful his TV show can be and how it reaches millions of American homes. In this series he will be in Los Angeles, California. We are huge fans of Jamie and can’t wait to see his new show.

Series Premier – Tuesday, April 12 at 8pm (check your local listings) on ABC

Watch the sneak peek here:

Truck Farm Movie Trailer

Filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis (of King Corn fame) are working on this new documentary, TRUCK FARM. This teaser was shown at the recent TEDx Manhattan conference on sustainable food. Check out this 2 minute trailer, with music, to see how they get started. What a fun and innovative concept!

The film will use the story of their mobile farm as they kick off to a much larger story about urban agriculture, determined young farmers, and the challenge of growing food when you ain’t got any land.

- Wicked Delicate Films, description of Truck Farm

Music by: The Fisherman Three
Film by: Wicked Delicate

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