Hosted by The Silverton Grange
February 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.
Owner, McCarthy Family Farm, Hood River
CEO, Willamette Valley Vineyards
Silverton Grange- Moderator
Rep. Andrea Salinas
House District 38 Representative
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.
Eva Longoria, Abigail Disney
Forest Whitaker, Eric Schlosser, Robert Kennedy Jr, Kerry Kennedy, Eve Ensler