Washington D.C. Premiere
WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?
Pre-Festival screening for school groups, also open to the public. Shown as part of the Food & Agriculture Film Series.
WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE? (USA, 2009, 76 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere With the camera as their companion, two 11-year-old multi-racial city kids, Sadie and Safiyah, take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. The girls talk to food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, each other and the viewer, in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates. The two friends formulate sophisticated and compassionate opinions on the state of their society, and by so doing, inspire hope and active engagement in others. This witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics, directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Catherine Gund, was filmed over the course of one year. Directed by Catherine Gund. Produced by Catherine Gund and Tanya Selvaratnam.
Introduced by Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with the two stars of the film, Sadie Hope-Gund and Safiyah Kai Russell Riddle, and Sarah Alexander, Food and Water Watch, follows screening.
This film is recommended for grades 4-8.
FREE. To register student groups and for transportation information, please contact Maribel Guevara at 202-342-2564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free transportation provided by Arts for Every Student, the tickets and transportation program of the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative. Please call 202-204-7753 for more information.