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  • A Cow's Life

    Directed by Emmanuel Gras • Documentary • 2011 • 62 minutes

    In the fields, we see them, extended on the grass or grazing peacefully. Large placid beasts that we thought we knew because they are livestock. Lions, gorillas, bears have our attention, but has anyone ever really looked at the cows? H...

  • Anais Goes to War

    Directed by Marion Gervais • Documentary • 2014 • 46 minutes

    Anaïs is a determined and energetic 24-year-old with a dream: to have her own farm and make herbal teas from her plants in Brittany. But getting there won't be easy.

    While Anaïs clearly loves spending her days among aromatic plants—pr...

  • The Animals Film

    Directed by Victor Schonfeld & Myriam Alaux • Documentary • With Julie Christie, Richard Ryder, Roger Ulrich, Lord Houghton, Peter Singer • 1981 • 136 minutes

    Documentary about the abuse of animals in factory farming, sport and research. Made over a period of two years in Britain and the U.S., i...

  • Animal Machine

    Directed by Bernard Block • Documentary • 2015 • 52 minutes

    Since the 19th century, the fate of cows has been tied to new methods and progress in animal science.

    Genetics and new ways of rearing animals have accelerated bovine biological transformation and manipulation. These are no longer the ...

  • Bringing It Home

    Directed by Linda Booker & Blaire Johnson • Documentary • 2014 • 52 minutes

    Industrial Hemp is making headlines in American media with the 2018 Farm Bill removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, allowing state departments of agriculture to regulate hemp cultivation.

    But for decades hem...

  • Bugs

    Directed by Andreas Johnsen • Documentary • With Ben Reade, Josh Evans, Roberto Flore • 2017 • 74 minutes

    With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is an artful and th...

  • Buyer Be Fair

    Directed by John de Graaf and Hana Jindrova • Documentary • 2006 • 57 minutes

    BUYER BE FAIR looks at two major trade goods—timber and coffee—to find out how Fair Trade certification works and whether it helps the world's poor, and their lands. Can the lessons from certification of timber, by the...

  • A Chef's Voyage

    Directed by Remi Anfosso • Documentary • With David Kinch, Christine Muhlke, Jenny Yun, Kristofer Lord, Mitch Leinhard • 2020 • 90 minutes

    A Chef's Voyage follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-ki...

  • Cuban Food Stories

    Directed by Asori Soto • Documentary • With Ernesto Perez Medina, Migdalia Armas Rieche, Gilberto De Armas Rieche, Lazaro Yohan Machin, Felix "Felito" Manuel Berenger • 2018 • 82 minutes

    From director Asori Soto and the executive producers of Jiro Dreams of Sushi comes a unique film about food, ...

  • Cultivating Kids

    Directed by Melissa Young, Mark Dworkin • Documentary • 2017 • 23 minutes

    On South Whidbey Island in the state of Washington, a school farm involves children from kindergarten through high school in every phase of raising organic vegetables as part of their school experience. Supported by local ...

  • East of Salinas

    Directed by Laura Pacheco, Jackie Mow • Documentary • 2016 • 53 minutes

    EAST OF SALINAS begins with 3rd grader Jose telling us what he wants to be when he grows up. His parents work from sun up to sun down in the heart of California's 'Steinbeck Country,' the Salinas Valley. With little support ...

  • Eat This New York

    Directed by Andrew Rossi • Documentary • With Daniel Boulud, Sirio Maccioni, Keith McNally, Danny Meyer, Drew Nieporent, Ruth Reichl, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Tim Zagat • 2004 • 85 minutes

    Featuring culinary luminaries Daniel Boulud, Sirio Maccioni, Keith McNally, Drew Nieporent, Jean-Georges ...

  • The Ecological Footprint

    Directed by Patsy Northcutt • Documentary • 2005 • 30 minutes

    In the film, Wackernagel introduces the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures human demand on the Earth. Footprint accounts work like a bank statement, documenting whether we are living within our ecological b...

  • Evolution of Organic

    Directed by Mark Kitchell • Documentary • 2017 • 87 minutes

    EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers' sons and daughters rejected modern chemical farming and set out ...

  • Farmsteaders

    Directed by Shaena Mallett • Documentary • 2020 • 52 minutes

    FARMSTEADERS is a love story, a farm story, and a story of contemporary rural America. Nick Nolan, his wife Celeste, and their young family are on a journey to resurrect his grandfather's dairy farm - fighting to keep this homeland fro...

  • Food Coop

    Directed by Tom Boothe • Documentary • 2017 • 97 minutes

    FOOD COOP takes us deep into the belly of the Park Slope Food Coop, one of America's oldest cooperative food supermarkets, with a healthy dose of insight and wit.

    Nestled deep in New York City, which, for many, exemplifies both the glory ...

  • Food Design

    Directed by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer • Documentary • 2009 • 52 minutes

    The sound of sausage: When a bite produces a distinct crunch, they taste particularly good. Fish sticks, on the other hand, don't make such great noises, but they can be arranged nicely in the pan. And is it me...

  • For the Best and for the Onion!

    Directed by Elhadj Magori Sani • Documentary • 2008 • 52 minutes

    "I am singing about onion farming, bringing both suffering and joy." So sings an onion farmer as he works his field Galmi, in Niger. Beside him stands Yaro, a fellow farmer who knows all too well the hope and sorrow his livelihood ...

  • From Seed to Seed

    Directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer • Documentary • 2019 • 87 minutes

    When Terry and Monique left the opera to pursue their true passion—ecological, small-scale farming—their story of community and resilience took center stage. FROM SEED TO SEED follows their young family and a diverse group of ...

  • The Goddesses of Food

    Directed by Vérane Frédiani • Documentary • With Dominique Crenn, Barbara Lync • 2018 • 90 minutes

    In November of 2013, TIME Magazine released an international cover story called “The Gods of Food”. Unfortunately, not a single female chef appeared on the list. The new documentary, The Goddesses ...

  • Good Food

    Directed by Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young • Documentary • 2008 • 73 minutes

    Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest. After leaving the land for decades, family farmers are making a comeback. They are growing much healthier food, and more food per acre,...

  • Imaginary Feasts

    Directed by Anne Georget • Documentary • 2014 • 70 minutes

    IMAGINARY FEASTS explores how in Nazi concentration cmaps, Soviet Gulags and Japanese prison camps, starving prisoners shared and recorded favorite meals and recipes. By examing how these objects of survival, the film shows quiet acts of...

  • The Last Season

    Directed by Sara Dosa • Documentary • 2014 • 78 minutes

    Amid the bustling world of Central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia's Khm...

  • Keepers of the Future

    Directed by Avi Lewis • Documentary • 2018 • 24 minutes

    In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, where the great river meets the sea, a peasant movement puts down roots — growing resilience in the scorched earth of exile and civil war. But soon these farmers and fishing folk discover new challeng...