Most African American communities in our country are faced with the growing crisis of food insecurity, what is commonly known as “food deserts”. This film will educate the black community and other groups facing food insecurity on how people can create a movement to establish food justice.

The underlying theme is the importance of establishing community self-reliance regarding food production and distribution. That would be necessary if any serious steps are going to take place in overcoming the black community’s lack of food access.

In 60 minutes, the film will focus on the various means by which black actors in food production and distribution are challenging food injustice in the East Bay. It will show how rural and urban farmers, community gardeners, a co-op grocery store, and a farmers market are creating change. We will see how a new generation of food growers are trained, the potential in revitalizing the black community economically, the importance of black women in leadership roles, the tackling of obstacles to the movement’s goals like California drought. This film will also reveal how these actors of food justice are consciously coming together into a movement.

The primary audience for this film will be the black community, especially black youth. A secondary audience would be low income communities and communities of color which also face food insecurity. The film will contribute to the examples people can use to overcome food deserts.

The film will be made available to food justice activists, community organizations, churches and other-groups that would use it to educate and inspire African Americans and others to support the movement for food justice through self-reliance. Libraries, high schools and colleges will have access to too the film to teach young people. Also the film will be submitted to black and documentary film festivals.

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