2 New Movies About Food

For those moved and energized by passionate food-themed documentaries like Super-Size Me and Food, Inc., keep your eyes out for two new films.

Lunch Line. This film by Ernie Park and Michael Graziano of Uji Films investigates the history of America’s school lunch program. Begun three years ago, the documentary weaves together history and agriculture, advocacy and bureaucracy, and frames the current debate over school lunch reform within a larger national and political context.  Some of the students featured, from Tilden Career Community Academy High School, are the same ones I wrote about here on iVillage several months ago. For more information on this film, visit Lunch Line’s Facebook page here and view a clip here.

Truck Farm. This documentary by filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis (Wicked Delicate Films), who also shot the film King Corn, follows the transformation of an old Dodge pick-up truck into a mobile CSA. Those who subscribe get produce that is literally grown in, and delivered by, this unique vehicle. For more information and to watch some music-filled clips, visit the film's website here. The project still seeks funding to complete its final edits.

Chime in: Will you go see these movies about our country's food?

PLUS:
- 6 Things You Didn't Know About High Fructose Corn Syrup

-See all of Cheryl's posts here

 


Cheryl Sternman Rule is a widely-published food writer and the voice behind the blog 5 Second Rule. Read all of Cheryl's iVillage posts here.

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