Whole Foods Market celebrates Earth Month with nationwide film festival
By Mina Yamashita
The company hopes to raise awareness of food and environment issues, Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb said in a statement, as well as support filmmakers with projects that “inspire people to question the impact our choices have on our health, body and environment."
The six films chosen for the inaugural film festival cover a range of topics. Bag It (bagitmovie.com) examines America’s over-reliance on plastics. Lunch Line (lunchlinefilm.com) follows kids fighting for sensible school meal programs from a tough Chicago neighborhood all the way to the White House. On Coal River (oncoalriver.com) details the environmental and human costs of coal and strip-mining in a West Virginia community. PLANEAT (planeat.tv) makes a case for plant-based diets with scientists, farmers and chefs. In Urban Roots (urbanrootsamerica.com), Detroiters work to revive their ailing city through inner-city agriculture. And Vanishing of the Bees (vanishingbees.com) links disappearing bees to industrial farming.
Complete schedules, ticket information and details about the grant program are at dosomethingreel.com.
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