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February 2017

Food Frontiers


The documentary Food Frontiers – co-produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Leo Horrigan and Mike Milli – will be screened at two upcoming film festivals – the sixth annual One Earth Film Festival in Chicago on March 8 (details) and the 15th annual Riverside International Film Festival in Southern California in April (date to be determined).

Food Frontiers (2016) is a 36-minute film that highlights six pioneering projects from around the country that are reducing food insecurity in communities. These include a pioneering program in California that connects local produce to schoolchildren, a social enterprise grocery store run by students in rural Nebraska, and a Virginia pediatrician whose practice includes a commercial kitchen to provide cooking classes to her patients and their parents.

Food Frontiers has been chosen for four film festivals in total. It was screened at the Life Sciences Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, in October and the Alexandria (Va.) Film Festival in November. (Read a review of the film)

CLF films enhance free FoodSpan curriculum

Food Frontiers is part of the Center’s free high school curriculum known as FoodSpan, which delves deeply into some of the most critical issues in the food system. Teachers can use Food Frontiers in conjunction with FoodSpan Lesson 14: The Hunger Gap and Lesson 12: Why We Eat What We Eat.

The Center’s other documentary film, Out to Pasture (2010), contrasts raising food animals on pasture with the prevailing industrial approach involving large-scale confinement. Teachers can pair Out to Pasture with FoodSpan Lesson 2: Animals: Field to Factory or Lesson 6: Turning Toward Sustainability.