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.