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Food is My Teacher (26 Minute Version)

Catalogue Number:  BYP106
Producer:  Brandy Y Productions
Producers:  Yanchyk, Brandy
Directors:  Yanchyk, Brandy
Producing Agencies:  Brandy Y Productions Inc.
Subject:  Agriculture, Business Studies, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Consumer Studies, Culinary Arts, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Global Studies, Guidance, Health, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Psychology, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Tech/Voc, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  26:46

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Originally from the tropical archipelago of Indonesia, Dr. Tammara Soma, mom of three and professor of food system planning at Simon Fraser University has dedicated her life and heart to developing a more equitable and sustainable food system in Canada and beyond.

In Tammara’s first documentary, Food is My Teacher, she delves into the pains of the past, including her own harrowing experience dealing with an eating disorder, to showcase how food can heal communities, body and spirit. This is Tammara's first experience in creating a documentary. She co-wrote and co-directed Food is My Teacher with award-winning filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk, who also produced the film. They travelled across Alberta and British Columbia on a quest to learn how food is healing within different communities.

Please click here for the 44 minute version of this film.

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