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Food and Social Justice Is Theme of Summer Film Series

A summer video series at the UNC Library will explore the topic of “Food and Social Justice,” just as the campus embarks on a new two-year theme of “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives.”

Three screenings will showcase documentaries that examine relationships among food, economics, and social concerns. The series also taps into the campus summer reading selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

All showings will take place in Room 205 of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The viewings are free and open to the public.


Still from “Un Buen Carnicero” about Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro

Living in a Food Desert and Un Buen Carnicero
Friday, June 19, 2015

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
A study on food insecurity in Virginia, followed by a short film about the bilingual staff and patrons of 40-year-old Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro.

Friday, July 17, 2015

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends dumpster dive behind Los Angeles supermarkets, salvaging thousands of dollars of good, edible food in the process.

Friday, August 21, 2015

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
A celebration of the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system that brings good food back to the table and health back to our communities.

The screenings are sponsored by the Library’s Diversity Programming and Education Committee.


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