Directed by Sanjay Rawal
Executive Producers:
Eric Schlosser (
Fast Food Nation, Food Inc.)
Eva Longoria (
Desperate Housewives)

Saturday, March 21, 1:30pm
Upstate Films Woodstock
132 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498

Panelists include:
Director Sanjay Rawal
Bob Dandrew (Local Economies Project)
Ric Orlando (New Home World Cooking)
Heriberto Gonzalez (Rural & Migrant Ministry)

As of 3/21 @ noon,
Screening and Panel: $20

Screening, Panel and Reception: $35
Reception at private venue follows screening & panel

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In this searing exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners growers and retailers to improve conditions for farm laborers in the U.S.

"I still believe agriculture is the backbone of America and when you have an industry as big as agriculture you have to pay attention to the labor force. People often look at farmworker issues as an immigration issue but it’s more than an immigration issue, it’s a human rights issue." -Eva Longoria (Executive Producer)

There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.

FOOD CHAINS reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system.

Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this.

The Hudson Valley Programmers Group administers a year round touring exhibit that features films by
established and emerging filmmakers, with an emphasis on giving NY State filmmakers and/or films
shot in the Hudson Valley an opportunity to exhibit their work and interact with the community.

Filmmakers introduce their work and speak at length about the ideas behind their films, and
describe their experiences making the films, as well as their experiences within the film industry.
An in-depth audience question-and-answer session usually follows each screening.
We invite you to participate in this special opportunity to meet these artists and see their work.


Support for the event was provided by

The Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Programmer's Group
event is made possible in part with public funds from the
New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency