Screened as part of TOAFF15
There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it.
In a story with a global after-taste, producers Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Eva Longoria (actress and Cesar Chavez Legacy Award winner) chart the inspirational fight by migrant US farm-workers to bring supermarket giants to the table over fair wages.
Supermarkets have tremendous power over the agricultural system, reaping $4 trillion globally every year. Yet countless farmworkers in the EU and US continue to live in poverty and are forced to work in subhuman conditions. Focusing on an intrepid group of tomato pickers, this is a powerful story of justice trumping greed.
This film was supported by the Bertha Film Fund, Bertha / Doc Society Connect Fund.