Have you ever been to the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)? I'm not sure how many would answer yes to that question. But this year, there is a strong incentive to go. That is because the film “In Short Supply: Small Farmers and the Struggle to Deliver Healthy Food to Your Plate," produced by Bread for the World multimedia manager Laura Pohl, along with film consultant Brad Horn, is part of the lineup at the festival this year. Click here to see list of films. Read post by Laura Pohl in Bread blog
The UNAFF will be held in the San Francisco Bay area (San Francisco, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto) on Oct. 18-28. The festival was originally conceived in 1998 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
"UNAFF celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights,
environmental themes, population, migration, women’s issues, refugees,
homelessness, racism, health, universal education, war and peace," said the mission statement in the festival's Web site.
"In Short Supply: Small Farmers and the Struggle to Deliver Healthy Food to Your Plate" illustrates some of the uncertainties small farmers face, from unpredictable weather to changing immigration laws. Through the stories of Ricky Horton and Sherilyn Shepard, two siblings who grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables in southwestern Virginia, the video aims to show how the American food system poses obstacles to delivering healthy foods to American households.
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And if you can't go to the San Francisco Bay area in October, you can view the 13-minute video on YoutTube right here.