*November 4 & 6: Two Events: Lecture & Film Screening with Dr. Hilal Elver (UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food)

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 5 pm: Presentation: Food Security and Climate Change , Peters Education Center Auditorium, 5-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 6, 5:30 pm: Film Screening: Food Chains

Peters Education Center Auditorium, west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building

Discussant: Dr. Hilal Elver (Special U.N. Rapporteur on Right to Food)

In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of their wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed, or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States. Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain. 83 minutes. www.foodchainsfilm.com/

Co-Sponsors: Ethics Center, Middle East Studiies and The Prentice Womack Fund

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.

For further information about CineCulture: cineculture.csufresno.edu/

Contact:

Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu Yameen Mahmood (Club President) at yameen_02@mail.fresnostate