Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Food Stamped - Independent Local Film

Coming up this weekend and the next, check out Food Stamped, a documentary made by local filmmakers!

Berkeley educator Shira Potash teaches nutrition-based cooking classes to students in low-income neighborhoods, most of whom are eligible for food stamps. In an attempt to walk a mile in their shoes, Shira and her filmmaker husband Yoav embark on the "food stamp challenge", eating on roughly $1/meal. Along the way, they encounter different perspectives on the intersection of food, money, healthcare, politics, and marital bliss.
See the trailer here.

Saturday, June 20 -
8:00-10:00pm Film screening + panel discussion with Food Stamped experts and social justice advocates along with tips on how to eat healthy in lean times.

Sunday, June 28 -
7:00pm Film screening + Q&A with the filmmakers

Location: JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

$8 JCCEB Members /$10 Non-Members

Questions? Call 510-848-0237 x148

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