You will go behind the kitchen door to learn how restaurant workers survive; visit with rooftop gardeners in Hong Kong and Beijing; hear from a California teenager fighting the diabetes epidemic through poetry; meet an organic farmer married to a scientist who creates genetically modified seeds; follow powerful women using farming to build community in Uganda; see how creative cooks can be in small spaces; learn about urban farming in our own backyard; and enjoy the animated tale of Poisenberry Pete.
The program will be followed by a discussion and call to action featuring Jamie Wolf of Youth Speaks, Sekou Luke of Restaurant Opportunities Center United, filmmakers Melinda James and Ansley West, Karen Heisler of Mission Pie, and moderator Eli Zigas, the Food Systems and Urban Agriculture Program Manager for SPUR.
Plasticity, Ryan Malloy, 2010 (5:50)
A tour through three unconventional uses of urban space in San Francisco: a rooftop apiary, an occasional restaurant, and a mobile pizzeria.
GMOrganic, Kate McLean, 2011 (3:48)
He’s an organic farmer. She’s a genetic engineer. They’re married.
Behind the Kitchen Door, Sekou Luke/ROC United, 2012 (2:32 and 2:04)
Does your favorite restaurant treat its workers ethically?
Tale of Two Rooftops, Daniel Kline and Mirra Fine/The Perrenial Plate, 2013 (5:35)
Two different rooftop gardens thrive in Beijing and Hong Kong.
The Ballad of Poisenberry Pete, Adam Campbell, 2012 (5:41)
A pie gone bad comes to town. Animated.
Death Recipe, Jamie DeWolf/Youth Speaks, 2011 (4:19)
A personal view of diabetes, obesity, and the crisis of diet-related disease, as seen by a member of Youth Speaks.
Chicken and Zoe, Yael Bridge, 2012 (3:39)
Eating chicken takes on new meaning for 4 year old Zoe as she observes her first slaughter.
Mothers of a Nation, Danielle Bernstein and Ansley West, 2012 (9:00)
Female farmers in Uganda combat poverty and HIV through sustainable agriculture projects and solidarity.
Obsessives: Soda Pop, Meredith Arthur, Eric Slatkin, Blake Smith, 2009 (12:59)
John Nese, owner of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in LA, has made it his mission to keep small soda-makers afloat.
16 Seeds, Melinda James, 2012 (17:00)
Examines the roles that people of color play in the struggle for food justice in the Bay Area.
Food pairing: Walnut Tartlets by Mission Pie. Mission Pie is a bakery and café at Mission and 25th Streets. Their sweet and savory menus change with the seasons and they are proud to offer tasty seasonal food at an everyday price. They source products from companies and farms that share the values of fairness in business, high quality, and the health of the planet.