Posted By admin on May 27, 2010
(compiled by Kumi Watanabe-Schock, HSU Library – all call numbers are for HSU)
NOURISH: FOOD + COMMUNITY (VIDEO 8022)
With beautiful visuals and engaging stories, Nourish explores the provocative question: What’s the story of your food? By providing a “big picture” view of our food system, Nourish reveals the many ways that food connects to our environment, our health and our communities. Most importantly, Nourish offers specific action steps that viewers can take to help create a sustainable food future.
GOOD FOOD (VIDEO 7996)
Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest: small family farmers are making a comeback. They’re growing much healthier food, and lots more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms. For decades Northwest agriculture was focused on a few big crops for export. But to respond to climate change and the end of cheap energy, each region needs to produce more of its own food and to grow food more sustainably. GOOD FOOD visits producers, farmers’ markets, distributors, stores, restaurants and public officials who are developing a more sustainable food system for all.
THE END OF THE LINE (VIDEO 7964)
This documentary charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and outline the catastrophic future that awaits us — an ocean without fish by 2048 — if we do not adjust our fishing and consumption practices.
FOOD INC. (VIDEO 7754)
Lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising–and often shocking–truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation. Interviewees include Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan.
KING CORN (VIDEO 6975/7317)
Ian and Curt, best friends from college on the East coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat, how we farm, and the stuff we’re really made of.
FAST FOOD NATION (VIDEO 6664)
A fictionalized adaptation of the book: Fast food nation, the dark side of the all-American meal / by Eric Schlosser.
FUTURE OF FOOD (VIDEO 7704)
This film offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
HIGH COST OF CHEAP FOOD (VIDEO 5942 and also available from Humboldt Digital Scholar: http://humboldt-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/2148/250)
Michael Pollan, contributing writer for the New York Times and author of The botany of desire, lectures at Humboldt State University on Sept. 28, 2005.
RIPE FOR CHANGE (VIDEO 6485)
Examines the intersection of food and politics in California over the last 30 years, illuminating the complex forces struggling for control of the future of California’s agriculture.
THROUGH FARMERS’ EYES (VIDEO 5990)
In 2003, Public Citizen sponsored a “factory farm tour” for nine farmers from around the world, in an effort to connect people who are working to stop inhumane, environmentally damaging factory farming. The tour participants came from Mexico, Brazil, Poland, France, Hungary, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Traveling by bus, they visited large hog and dairy operations, as well as family farms, in Iowa and Wisconsin.
GMOTRILOGY: WHY GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM THREATEN YOUR HEATH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS (VIDEO 6848)
Three discs on genetically modified foods. Disc 1: Unnatural Selection, talks about the threats of breeding genetically modified foods to the natural environment and farmers; Disc 2: Hidden Dangers in Kids Meals contains a movie explaining why genetically engineered foods are dangerous and should be removed from children’s meals, a taped lecture given by Jeffrey M. Smith to a live audience alleging that biotech companies rig research, cover up health dangers and pressure government regulators to approve foods that even FDA scientists say are unsafe, and a segment showing the dramatic results of learning and behavior at an Appleton, Wisconsin high school after switching to organic foods; Disc 3: Your’e eating what? contains the audio of a taped lecture alleging that biotech companies rig research, cover up health dangers and pressure government regulators to approve foods FDA scientists consider unsafe.
FEAST OF FAMINE (VIDEO 6494)
This program documents farmers’ hardships … and discusses the exacerbating effect of deforestation and urban growth. Also, potential remedies are showcased.
THE PERFECT FAMINE (VIDEO 5679)
In Malawi, bad weather, poor governance and profiteering have combined to create famine. This film looks at the causes of, and solutions to this famine. Although many have thought foreign aid would lift the world’s poor out of poverty, there is now a growing consensus that the policies of poor countries and ineffectual bureaucracies can be major obstacles to sustainable development.
THE GLOBAL BANQUET (VIDEO 5127)
Discussion of corporate farming and its global effects.
A FISTFUL OF RICE (VIDEO 4581)
Nine out of every ten children in Nepal suffer from some form of malnutrition, which ironically goes unnoticed. This program examines the complex causes and effects of protein energy malnutrition through the stories of people in Nepal who live with it on a daily basis. It also looks at ways of changing attitudes toward food and gender.
THE GARIFUNA JOURNEY (VIDEO 7112)
This film presents the history, the language, food, music, dance and spirituality of the Garifuna culture. Made in collaboration with the Garinagu of Belize and the U.S. and is a special project of Cultural Survival, an indigenous rights organization.
THE GREENING OF CUBA (VIDEO 4505)
This video profiles Cuban farmers and scientists working to reinvent a sustainable agriculture, based on ecological principles and local knowledge rather than imported agricultural inputs. In their quest for self-sufficiency, Cubans combine time-tested traditional methods with cutting-edge biotechnology.
BOTANY OD DESIRE (VIDEO 7699)
Shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato – and the corresponding human desires – sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan’s garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam.
POWER OF COMMUNITY: HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL (VIDEO 7680)
When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1900s, the country faced an immediate crisis — feeding the population — and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farm and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one.” — Container.
BABETTE’S FEAST (VIDEO 4499)
With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France’s civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Before long, Babette has convinced them to try something other than boiled codfish and ale bread–a gourmet French meal! Her feast scandalizes the elders, except for the visiting General. Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure?
This has nothing to do with 100-mile diet, but it was directed by HSU alumni!
IN SEARCH OF THE FAMOUS HOOSIER BREADED PORK TENDERLOIN SANDWICH: A DOCUMENTARY (VIDEO 3869)
In July of 1998, two filmmakers from Northern California journeyed back to the state of Indiana to document one of the state’s local treasures: the breaded tenderloin sandwich. This documentary follows the filmmakers as they encounter some of the leading purveyors of this local culinary delicacy, and eat their way through America’s heartland.