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Food Chains

Hosted by The Silverton Grange



Feb 6, 6:00 PM PST


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Food Chains- The Revolution in America's Fields

Food Chains documents the work and the struggles of farmworkers in America. Much of it is centered around tomato pickets in Immokalee Florida organizing to demand supermarket chains pay a few pennies more per pound for tomatoes to raise the workers' wages. It also covers harvesting grapes in vineyards on the West Coast.

After watching the film you are invited to a discussion of the film and the conditions farmworkers experience in harvesting our food with Ira Cuello-Martinez, Policy Manager, PCUN (Oregon farmworkers' union), Representative Andrea Salinas who is submitting a 2022 bill to require overtime pay for farmworkers, Mike McCarthy, owner of McCarthy Family Farm in Hood River and Jim Bernau, founder and CEO, Willamette Valley Vineyards, who is ramping up overtime pay for his workers and provides them with many other benefits.

Produced by Eva Langoria, the film features workers and union organizers, Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, Dolores Huerta, Robert Kennedy Jr., Kerry Kennedy and is narrated by Forest Whitaker. Food Chains was featured at the Berlin, Tribeca and Napa Valley Film Festivals and won a James Beard Foundation Award for Special Documentary. Food Chains was directed by documentary director Sanjay Rawal. It runs 1 hr and 22 minutes.

Event Participants

Laurie Chadwick

Silverton Grange

Mike McCarthy

Owner, McCarthy Family Farm, Hood River

Jim Bernau

CEO, Willamette Valley Vineyards

Lee Mercer

Silverton Grange- Moderator

Rep. Andrea Salinas

House District 38 Representative

Ira Cuello-Martinez

Policy Manager, PCUN

About the film

This call to arms documentary details the questionable ethics of the food supply industry, pointing out the power of huge supermarket chains to dictate low wages and inhumane labor conditions for farmworkers in the United States.




1h 22m




Sanjay Rawal

Executive Producer

Eva Longoria, Abigail Disney


Forest Whitaker, Eric Schlosser, Eve Ensler, Robert Kennedy Jr, Kerry Kennedy

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