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Camera as Witness Presents documentary WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE

April 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Camera as Witness program presents PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY series

co-presented with the Trancos Equity & Social Justice Initiative and Stanford Film Society

 What’s On Your Plate?
75′ (USA)
Director:  Catherine Gund
Producers:  Catherine Gund, Tanya Selvaratna

What’s On Your Plate? is a witty, provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two 11-year-old African-American city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists, farmers and storekeepers, as they address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it’s cultivated, and how many miles it travels from farm to fork. Sadie and Safiyah visit supermarkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms. But they also check out innovative sustainable food system practices by going to farms, greenmarkets, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Sadie and Safiyah formulate sophisticated and compassionate opinions about urban sustainability, and by doing so inspire hope and active engagement in others.

Nutrition and healthy eating habits have a completely new meaning in our current COVID-19 situation when so many things have changed. How do all these themes intersect with out “shelter in place reality”, from the fact that for many people it is hard to obtain any food at all,  or even money for it, to the issue of wrong choices and cravings as compensations for all the current fears and unknowns which are dominating our lives now.

Please join us for the online panel discussion with the director/producer Catherine Gund, Sadie and Safiyah, Director of Metabolic Psychiatry at the Stanford School of Medicine, Sethi Dalai, Stanford Trancos Graduate Fellow, Matthew Clarke, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.

If interested please RSVP to mclarke2@stanford.edu by Sunday, April 26 to receive the link and the pascode for the film and the Zoom meeting link for the panel dicussion.


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April 29, 2020, 6:00 pm
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