Project Description

Cover for the film, Food Chains. Features a closeup of a hand squeezing a tomato.

Food Chains

2015 · Unrated · 1h 23m


From Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser, producer of Food, Inc and Fast Food Nation, comes a powerful and shocking expose about what feeds our country. This powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America’s fields will inspire you to demand your food be fair.

About the Filmmakers

Food Chains was produced by Illumine Films, Two Moon Productions and directed by Sanjay Rawal. Find out more about the film at


Food Chains is a thought-provoking, eye-opening documentary about the process of getting food from the field to the grocery store. It has a point of view and expresses it unabashedly, which is that no one who toils full-time in the field should live in poverty and that the big grocery chains, given the power they exercise over the whole supply chain and their tremendous annual profits, should take active and relatively painless steps to improve the lives of those working in the fields. The film doesn’t try to present balanced viewpoints, instead focusing on raising awareness of the situation, in particular of the indignity of living in poverty.” – Andrea Beach. “Food Chains Movie Review.” Common Sense Media.

“Like so many documentaries seeking to advance social progress, Food Chains is simultaneously inspirational and deeply depressing.” – Frank Scheck. “Food Chains: Film Review.” Hollywood Reporter. 24 Nov 2014

“Rawal takes a compassionate but dry approach that suggests he’s focused on making a call to arms, not art. The best documentaries manage to be both, of course, but you will certainly leave the theater more enlightened than when you arrived.” – Elizabeth Weitzman. “Food Chains: Movie Review.” NY Daily News. 20 Nov 2014

“Engaging documentary and really made you feel for the workers and their rights. They did it without being too sappy which is an issue I’ve noticed with these types of documentaries. Doesn’t try and make anyone a saint or sinner but presents people as they are – in need of respect for their humanity. Great documentary overall and well worth your time to watch.” – Luciasi, Amazon

“I wish every American would watch this movie and demand that their “Super Grocery Store” practice fair trade and fair pay for the millions of people who pick our vegetables, grapes for wine, etc. It’s totally ridiculous the “conditions” that these people suffer because the “Super Super Grocery Stores” want to offer a a few pennies off the price of their produce, etc.” – Kentucky, Amazon

“It was really a documentary of the chemical hazards and the slave like working conditions that farm laborers are subjected to. It is about the huge grocery chain and corporate control of our farms. Not much about the about the negative health effects of long storage, and the health values of the food itself.” – Joe Seda, Amazon


Cover for the film, Food Chains. Features a closeup of a hand squeezing a tomato.

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