UC Berkeley Library

Food

To Feed the Hungry: A Food Assistance Program Funded and Originated by the Edna and Mickey Weiss Charitable Foundation.

Shows how, with the cooperation of the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market and its dealers, a central facility was developed to distribute unsalable but still edible produce to charitable organizations. Suggestions are given for those individuals or organizations in other cities who might be interested in developing similar programs. 198? 12 min.

Traditional Korean Foods

A look at traditional Korean foods and the function they play in Korean culture, including pulgoki, rice cakes, and dried fish. 1981. 18 min.

Truck Farm

Truck Farm tells the story of quirky urban farmers. Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a vegetable garden on the only land he's got: his Granddad's old pickup. Once the mobile garden begins to sprout, viewers are trucked across New York to see the city's funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America's largest city can learn to feed itself. Directed by Ian Cheney. 2010. 48 min.
Related web sites:Description from Bullfrog Films catalog

Water Farmers

Shows how in the Yangzi River Delta water has completely shaped the Shaoxing farmers' unique way of life. Follows the farmers through their daily activities on the waterways as they harvest lotus, farm fish and pearls, and make the region's famous rice wine. Emphasizes the traditional harmonious relationship between the Chinese people and their environment. 28 min.

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

A film by Les Blank. German film producer Werner Herzog is shown as he prepares to eat his shoe because of a lost bet. Herzog claimed he would "eat his shoe" if Errol Morris ever actually made one of the films he was forever talking about. Stung to action, Morris directed the highly acclaimed Gates of Heaven. True to his word Herzog is shown here keeping his promise as he expounds upon the art of filmmaking, expressing the belief that people must have "the guts to attempt what they dream of." Dist.: Flower Films.1980. 20 min.
See also:

What We Eat

A series on the cultural and economic history of foods, looking at how Christopher Columbus and the Spanish conquistadores changed what people ate. 2002. 27 min. each installmentSimple Pleasures: Mediterranean Foods in the Americas. This program looks at the history of the foods of the Mediterranean and how they affected people in Europe and the Americas. The staples of the Mediterranean diet -- wheat bread, wine and olive oil -- were not present in the Americas before Columbus.

Will the World Starve?

Narrator: Don Wescott. Aired on WGBH Television in Boston, Mass. on 3/24/87. 57 min.

WTO, A Threat to Humanity.

Presents an in-depth look at the history and current policies of the World Trade Organization. Among the issues discussed are NAFTA's impact on corn production in Mexico, the effects of genetically modified seeds on world agricultural systems, agricultural subsidies in developed countries and their negative impact on food production in developing countries, intellectual property and patents on indigenous plants and knowledge, privatization of natural resources and competition for cheap labor. 2003. 54 min.

Yum Yum Yum

Les Blank marries his passion for spicy, down home food and his love for Cajuns and Creoles in this mouth-watering, exploration of the cooking and other enthusiasms of French-speaking Louisiana. Features tangy music, Marc Savoy, Paul Prudhomme, and other great cooks. Dist. by Flower Films. 1990. 31 min.

Pages