Food for the Rest of Us
Food for the Rest of Us
Food for the Rest of Us

Food for the Rest of Us

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    • Directed by: Caroline Cox
    • Released: 2021 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2020
Running Time: 83 min
Language: English
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Food Studies, Environmentalism, Race Power and Privilege 
     
    

Food for the Rest of Us will examine how getting back to the land is tied to other movements such as Black Lives Matter, Idle No More and Times Up. Food for the Rest of Us is a feature film that presents 4 stories of people living life on their own terms, serving as leaders and role models who are lending their voice to the underdog and leading a revolution to a better world, from the ground up!

An Indigenous-owned, youth run organic farm in Hawaii, and Black urban grower in Kansas City who runs a land-farm at East High School, A female Kosher Butcher in Colorado working with the Queer Community and an Inuit community on the Arctic Coast who are adapting to climate change with a community garden in a small geodesic dome.

Food for the Rest of Us is a feature film that presents 4 stories of people living life on their own terms, serving as leaders who are lending their voice to the underdog and leading a revolution to a better world, from the ground up! An Indigenous-owned, youth run organic farm in Hawaii, and Black urban grower in Kansas City who runs a land-farm at East High School, A female Kosher Butcher in Colorado working with the Queer Community and an Inuit community on the Arctic Coast who are adapting to climate change with a community garden in a small geodesic dome.

     

The People

Marjorie Ovauyak is an Inuit elder living in the hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk where she lives a modest life on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Marjorie’s diet is largely dependent on fishing and hunting. She has seen drastic changes to the shoreline of Tuktoyaktuk in recent years in a town that is being ravaged by the impacts of climate change and struggles with intergenerational trauma from the residential school system.

Eric Person is the owner and manager of Kansas City Aquaponics, which is a holistic urban farm located on the grounds of East High School in Kansas City Missouri. Eric brings light to some of the racist policies that exist in the farming community in the American Midwest, but also shows how he is inspiring the next generation of Urban Farmers to empower themselves through farming by offering workshops and training.

MA’O Organic Farm is an Indigenous-owned farm campus on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i where much of the Island is controlled by the US military, mono-crop plantations and resorts. Farm founder, Kukui Maunakea, talks about the farms mission to grow organic, sustainable produce while empowering local indigenous youth in the impoverished community of Waianae through the farm’s internship program.

Tzuria Malpica is a young Mexican-Jewish butcher and farmer who has challenged gender norms within the Jewish faith and has taken on the practice of kosher slaughter. Tzuria uses her training as a Kosher butcher to teach others how to harvest meat with good intention, with a focus on giving these skills to marginalized people, such as women and members of
the Queer community.

         
A Good Pitch Vancouver 2020 Winner and Official Selection of DOXA 2020
     
About the filmmaker 
 
Caroline Cox is a Northwest Territories based filmmaker who lives off-grid and specializes in projects that focus on the culture, environment and lifestyles of Canada’s far north. . Raised on a farm in Southern Ontario, Cox moved to the NWT as a young woman working as a folk musician before embracing film as her preferred medium for story-telling. A self-taught cinematographer and editor, Caroline brings a raw authentic lens to her storytelling in the remote part of Canada she has come to call home.

      

   

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