Shelley Rogers of Little Bean Productions, and one of the founding members of Green Rabbits, sent the following announcement on March 24th, 2014 about the new documentary that she and her teammates have created and launched recently:
"The Agricultural Justice Project and Florida Organic Growers are launching a social justice documentary today called Hungry for Justice – A Spotlight on the South. The screening campaign begins with Farmworker Awareness Week and the online premiere on May 10, World Fair Trade Day.
The documentary, produced in partnership with Little Bean Productions, is part of the Feeding Justice screening campaign. The Feeding Justice screening campaign will continue through World Fair Trade Day to encourage food justice advocates and supporters across North America to take the opportunity to host viewings of and distribute information about the film.
Hungry for Justice tells the story of a local Florida farm, The Family Garden, and their commitment to focus on social justice issues for their workers by seeking the Food Justice Certification (FJC) and market label. FJC, a project of the Agricultural Justice Project, is unique as it is the only third party verification program to cover U.S. farmworkers and farmers, as well as other food system workers that has included farmers and farm worker representatives in the development of the certification standards, the verification process, and in a consensus-style governance structure. It is also uniquely a collaborative program that recognizes that improving conditions for farmworkers in the U.S. needs to include improving the terms farmers receive in selling goods.
Organizations in support of raising awareness about this topic will screen the film during this campaign, including the University of North Florida Ogier Gardens, the Farmworker Association of Florida, and the Orlando Chapter of the Youth and Young Adult Network of the National Farmworker Ministry. The film will also be available for viewing on the web after the film launch campaign ends.
Raising awareness and educating the public about the harsh realities under which these individuals work and live is the first step to a more transparent and socially just food system. Just as important is that consumers know how to make a difference when making purchases at grocery stores and restaurants."
For a press kit on the event, please find it linked to our home page here.
For more information on the film and to host a screening, please visit the website.
To follow the film campaign and for the latest on screenings, please visit the Hungry for Justice Facebook page.