Films

Sustainable (and decidedly unsustainable) Food and Agriculture Films

Many of these documentaries are available from the Lafayette College Library:

  1. 10 Billion, What’s on Your Plate? (2015)
  2. After Winter, Spring (2015) [Library Catalog]
  3. America’s Shrinking Farms (2015)
  4. American Meat (2010)
  5. Anais Goes to War (2014)
  6. The Apple Pushers (2012)
  7. As We Sow (2008)
  8. Asparagus! Stalking the American Life (2008)
  9. A Tale of Two Kitchens (2019)
  10. At the Fork (2016)
  11. Banana Land (2014) [Library catalog]
  12. Bananas (2009) [Netflix On-Demand] [Library Catalog]
  13. Bee People (2014) [SF538.5.C65 B44 2014x]
  14. Before the Plate (2018)
  15. Big River (2009) [Library Catalog]
  16. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
  17. Bitter Seeds (2012) [at Vimeo] [Library Catalog]
  18. Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2006) [Library Catalog]
  19. Brooklyn Farmer (2013) [trailer at Vimeo] [Library Catalog]
  20. Bugs (2015)
  21. Cafeteria Man (2011) [Library Catalog]
  22. Caffeinated (2015) [Library Catalog]
  23. Can You Dig This? (2015)
  24. Cesar Chavez (2014)
  25. The Chocolate Farmer (2011) [Library Catalog]
  26. Chow Down (2009)
  27. Close to the Bone (2012)
  28. Cock Fight (2015)
  29. Colony (2009) [Netflix On-Demand]
  30. A Community of Gardeners (2011)
  31. Cowspiracy (2014)
  32. Cultivation (2014) [about Joan Gussow]
  33. Deconstructing Supper (2002) [Netflix On-Demand] [Library Catalog]
  34. Dirt! The Movie (2010) [Library Catalog]
  35. Dive! (2009) [Library Catalog]
  36. Doeville (2014)
  37. Dolores (2017)
  38. Eating Alabama (2012)
  39. Eating Alaska (2008)
  40. Eating Animals (2017)
  41. Eatrip (2009 [Japan])
  42. El Susto! (2020)
  43. End of the Line (2009) (SH329.O94 E43 2010x)
  44. A Farm for the Future (2009)
  45. Farmeggedon (2011)
  46. Farmer’s Wife, The (1998)
  47. Farmers for America (2017)
  48. Farmsteaders (2019)
  49. Fast Food Nation
  50. Fed Up (2014) [Library Catalog]
  51. Final Straw (2015)
  52. Food Beware (2009) [Netflix On-Demand]
  53. Food Chains (2014) [Library Catalog]
  54. Food Fight (2009) (HD1761 .F66 2008x)
  55. Food Inc. (2009) [Library Catalog]
  56. Food Matters  [Library Catalog]
  57. Food Patriots (2014)
  58. Food Stamped (2011)
  59. Forks Over Knives (2011) [Library Catalog]
  60. Fresh (2009) [Library Catalog]
  61. From Seed to Seed (2018)
  62. The Future of Food (2009) [Library Catalog]
  63. Game Changers (2019)
  64. The Garden (2009) [Library Catalog]
  65. Gather (2020)
  66. GMO, OMG (2013) [Netflix On-Demand]
  67. Good Food (Media that Matters) (2006) [16 short documentaries in one, including Asparagus, Broken Limbs, and The Meatrix]
  68. The Greenhorns (2011) [Library Catalog]
  69. Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields (2013)
  70. Grow! (2011) [Library Catalog]
  71. Growing Cities (2012) [Library Catalog]
  72. Growing Legacy (2014) [trailer]
  73. Growing People (2018)
  74. Grown in Detroit (2009) (SB453.2.D4 G76 2009x)
  75. Harvests of Hope (forthcoming, as of 2016)
  76. Homegrown (2009)
  77. Honeyland (2019)
  78. Inhabit (2015)
  79. Ingredients (2009) [Library Catalog]
  80. In Our Hands (2017)
  81. In Organic We Trust (2012)
  82. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) [Netflix On-Demand] [Library Catalog]
  83. Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014)
  84. King Corn (2007) [Library Catalog]
  85. Kiss the Ground (2019)
  86. The Last Beekeeper (2009)
  87. Locally Abundant (2012) [Canadian]
  88. Locavore (2009) (HD9005 .L63 2009x)
  89. Lunch Line (2010) [Library Catalog]
  90. Moo Man (2012) [Netflix On-Demand]
  91. More than Honey (2013) [Library Catalog]
  92. The Need to Grow (2020)
  93. Occupy the Farm (2014)
  94. Of the Sea (2016)
  95. Open Sesame (2014) [Library Catalog]
  96. Organic Life, The (2013) [Netflix On-Demand]
  97. Our Daily Bread (2005) [Unser Täglich Brot] (SF140.L58 O97 2009x)
  98. Out Here (2015)
  99. Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home (2009)
  100. A Place at the Table (2013) [Library Catalog]
  101. Plant this Movie (2014)
  102. Polyfaces (2015)
  103. Pressure Cooker (2009) (TX667 .P74 2010x)
  104. Price of Sugar, The (2011)
  105. Pride and Joy (2013)
  106. Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005) [Library Catalog]
  107. Resistance (2014)
  108. Right to Harm (2019)
  109. Queen of the Sun (2010) [Netflix On-Demand] [Library Catalog]
  110. Resilient: Soil, Water, and the New Stewards of the American West (2014)
  111. Rotten (2018) (Netflix 6-episode docu-series [trailer])
  112. SEED: The Untold Story (2016)
  113. Seed Battles (2014) [Library Catalog]
  114. Seed Hunter (2009)
  115. Seeds of Hunger (2009) [Library Catalog]
  116. Seeds of Time (2013)
  117. Seer, The (2016)
  118. Slaughter, The (2013) [a 15 minutes short at Vimeo]
  119. Soil, Struggle, and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement (2014)
  120. Supersize Me (2004) (RA645.N87 S87 2004x)
  121. Sustainable (2016)
  122. Sweetgrass (2010) [Netflix On-Demand]
  123. Taste the Waste (2011) [Library Catalog]
  124. Terra Firma (2014)
  125. That Sugar Film (2014)
  126. To Make a Farm (2011) (S451.5.A1 T662 2011x)
  127. Truck Farm (2011) (S494.5.U72 T73 2011x)
  128. Two Angry Moms (2012)
  129. Unbroken (2016)
  130. Under Contract (2015)
  131. Urban Fruit (2015) [urban farming in LA]
  132. Urban Roots (2011) [urban farming in Detroit]
  133. Vanishing of the Bees (2009) [Library Catalog]
  134. Vegucated (2010) (TX392 .V44 2010x)
  135. Wasted (2017)
  136. We Feed the World (2005/7) [Library Catalog]
  137. What’s On Your Plate? (2009) [Netflix On-Demand] [Library Catalog]
  138. What’s “Organic” about Organic? (2010)
  139. The World According to Monsanto (2008) [Library Catalog]

Other sites keep helpful, updated lists and databases of films.  Try Cal-Berkeley’s Film Resource Guide, a database created by Philip Howard at Michigan State, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.

Also try The Greenhorns site Up Up! Farm, with 17 hours of documentaries about the future of farming.

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