As part of their Documentary Screening Series, the International Documentary Association is hosting some of the year’s best documentaries followed by moderated panels with the filmmakers. Indiewire’s Ben Travers had the pleasure of sitting down with the creators of “Food Chains” to discuss the making of the film and it’s impact.
In the clips below, director/producer Sanjay Rawal, producer Smriti Kasahari, and executive producer Eva Longoria share their inspirations for the project, the key players behind it, and how viewers can continue to further their cause.
“Food Chains,” which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, follows a group of farm workers in southern Florida as they fight back against oppression from the supermarket industry.
The film will have a limited release November 21. Check out four highlights from the panel below:
Exposing the Truth
Director Sanjay discusses his inspiration for “Food Chains” and how it helped him realize his own hypocrisy.
The filmmakers had to take a lot of risks in order to make the risks, including risks that could’ve landed them up in prison.
Putting Together the Pieces
Eva Longoria compares Forest Whitaker to a big Buddha while Sanjay Rawal compares “Food Chains” to a Shakespearean tragedy.
The filmmakers discuss what the average consumer can do to enact change and why “buying organic” isn’t just for your health.