Hungry for a good film? Check out these new food films, and make sure to see the food films listed in Part I of the series.
Watch as filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends dumpster dive around Los Angeles and uncover thousands of dollars of wasted food. The film explores the fact that, despite there is so much food waste, millions of people remain hungry.
Where to watch: There are currently several screenings in the US and the UK. The DVD will be available for purchase starting July 19.
Farmaggedon: The Unseen War On American Family Farms
It seems like the government should have better things to do than create trouble for small, family farms but this movie details several incidences of just that (taking away sheep for unfounded fear of Mad Cow Disease, disposing of gallons of healthy milk from a Mennonite farmer...). The film feels a bit preachy at times but brings up valid questions about the role of the government in the American food system.
Where to watch: Screenings are occurring around the country. The DVD will be available to purchase in fall/winter 2011.
A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour
There are a ton of good hot dogs in the state of Connecticut, and this film will certainly having you craving one from the many hot dog joints profiled. Learn not only about what makes a great dog, but also the history surrounding many of these hot dog institutions. Then, visit them yourself.
Where to watch: The movie airs on July 8, 8:30p.m. ET/PT and July 20, 8:00p.m. ET/PT on the Documentary Channel. The DVD is available for purchase.
FRESH The Movie
FRESH profiles various people in the food industry in order to understand how to change our current food system. What is the future of agriculture?
Where to watch: Screenings occur around the country and you can host your own as well.