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School Bd/College/University DVD: $395


 

Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 82 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes, see link below

Copyright Date: 2016
Available in French: No

FOOD FOR CHANGE looks at the current resurgence of food cooperatives in America and their unique historic place in the economic and political landscape. Born in the heartland, cooperatives are seen as the middle path between Wall Street and Socialism.
 
The film profiles several food co-ops that have revived neighborhoods and communities - right in the shadows of corporate agribusinesses and supermarket chains. It's an inspiring example of community-centered economies thriving in an age of globalization. 
 
DVD Features
• Language options: 
English SDH captions and closed captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Spanish subtitles 

• Bonus 15-min film, TWIN CITIES STORY, about co-ops in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Scene selection
 
"Highly Recommended...A motivating work, clearly detailing the financial soundness, consideration for the environment, and community-centeredness imbued in cooperatives. This work clearly communicates the needs for a sea change in thinking in production and agriculture on the macro scale, and highlights the benefits to employees and consumers."
- Michael Coffta, Educational Media Reviews Online

"Historic and contemporary footage, expert interviews, and archival stills offer a broader context for [the filmmaker's] comments, which position the co-op movement with a frame of democratic values that are being expressed through an economic enterprise...A fine documentary on a timely subject, this is highly recommended."
- Video Librarian

Awards:  
Screened at:
East Lansing Film Festival
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Friday Harbor Film Festival
Doctober Film Festival
Plaza Classic Film Festival
Niagara Integrated Film Festival


Links:  
www.bullfrogfilms.com/guides/ffcdiscussionguide.pdf


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