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LA Foodways

LA FOODWAYS examines the history of food in Los Angeles.

This documentary from filmmaker Raphael Sbarge (
A Concrete River; Reviving the Waters of Los Angeles) and KCET looks at the storied agricultural history of Los Angeles to understand present food waste challenges and opportunities to bring fresh foods to urban communities.

From the importance of orange crops in the 19th century to the massive scale of food waste in the U.S., the film is a deep dive into the different manners in which local organizations are coming together to ensure the future of agriculture in the region in order to identify environmentally friendly solutions for the future.

Food Forward and five of the local food organizations featured in the series are co-hosting this special premiere screening of the film, followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include Tim Alderson (Seeds of Hope and Solutions for Urban Agriculture), Clare Fox (Los Angeles Food Policy Council), Rick Nahmias
(Food Forward), A.G. Kawamura (Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture), Rachel Surls (UC Master Gardeners of Los Angeles County) and Tim Watkins (Watts
Labor Community Action Committee). Food advocate and actor/writer/producer Lakisha May will moderate the conversation.

All proceeds from the night's screening will support the partner organizations whose work is depicted in the film.

Join the conversation on social media using #LAFoodways

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 1.30.19 - 1.30.19

Runtime: 57 min
Language: English