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Food for the Rest of Us

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Catalogue Number:  CQM000EN
Producer:  Copper Quartz Media Inc.
Producers:  Caroline Cox, Tiffany Ayalik, Jerri Thrasher
Directors:  Cox, Caroline
Producing Agencies:  Copper Quartz Media Inc.
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Consumer Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Gender Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Jewish Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2021
Running Time:  82:36

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Food for the Rest of Us is a feature film that presents 4 stories of people living life on their own terms, serving as leaders who are lending their voices to the underdog and leading a revolution to a better world, from the ground up! An Indigenous-owned, youth run organic farm in Hawaii, a Black urban grower in Kansas City who runs a land-farm at East High School, a female Kosher Butcher in Colorado working with the Queer Community and an Inuit community on the Arctic Coast who are adapting to climate change with a community garden in a small geodesic dome.

  • Marjorie Ovauyak - an Inuit elder living in the hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk where she lives a modest life on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Marjorie’s diet is largely dependent on fishing and hunting. She has seen drastic changes to the shoreline of Tuktoyaktuk in recent years in a town that is being ravaged by the impacts of climate change and struggles with intergenerational trauma from the residential school system.
  • Eric Person -  the owner and manager of Kansas City Aquaponics, which is a holistic urban farm located on the grounds of East High School in Kansas City Missouri. Eric brings light to some of the racist policies that exist in the farming community in the American Midwest, but also shows how he is inspiring the next generation of Urban Farmers to empower themselves through farming by offering workshops and training.
  • MA’O Organic Farm - an Indigenous-owned farm campus on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i where much of the Island is controlled by the US military, mono-crop plantations and resorts. Farm founder, Kukui Maunakea, talks about the farm's mission to grow organic, sustainable produce while empowering local indigenous youth in the impoverished community of Waianae through the farm’s internship program.
  • Tzuria Malpica - a young Mexican-Jewish butcher and farmer who has challenged gender norms within the Jewish faith and has taken on the practice of kosher slaughter. Tzuria uses her training as a Kosher butcher to teach others how to harvest meat with good intention, with a focus on giving these skills to marginalized people, such as women and members of the Queer community.


Also available with French subtitles.

Also available with Spanish subtitles.

Selected for Hot Docs Changing the World Series

Official Selection - American Indian Film Festival

Asian American Film Festival

Available Light Film Festival

DOXA Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival

Skabmagovat Indigenous Film Festival

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