The Garden – 2008

From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

Foodmatters – 2008

Foodmatters examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

Food, Inc. – 2008

The current method of raw food production is largely a response to the growth of the fast food industry since the 1950s. The production of food overall has more drastically changed since that time than the several thousand years prior. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

King Corn – 2007

Aaron Woolf’s documentary follows eco-acrivists Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis as they track the prevalence of corn in the American diet. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

Black Gold – 2006

An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

Our Daily Bread – 2005

OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn’t always easy to digest – and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

McLibel – 2005

McDonald’s loved using the UK libel laws to suppress criticism. Major media organisations like the BBC and The Guardian crumbled and apologised. But then they sued gardener Helen Steel and postman Dave Morris. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

Earthlings – 2005

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Read more at IMDB.

We Feed The World – 2005

This unsettling documentary from Austria meticulously documents how the mechanisation of modern food production has created a monster. It reveals how the Western agro-industry’s insatiable hunger for yield is creating poorer quality food, mind-boggling wastage, and impoverishing our natural environment and those who work in it. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

The Future of Food – 2004

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.

The Gleaners & I – 2000

An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country’s poor and its provident, as well as by the film’s own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.