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Dirty Business: Food Exports to the United States.

Discusses the move of multinational agribusiness to Mexico and the problems they are creating due to environmental pollution and low wages for workers. c1990. 15 min.

Dish: Women, Waitressing and the Art of Service

Explores the demanding work that female servers engage in, through interviews with waitresses in Toronto, Montreal, Paris and Tokyo. Examines how gender, social standing, earning opportunities, and working conditions intersect in the restaurant industry. Directed by Maya Gallus. 2010. 70 min.

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Inspired by a curiosity about society's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, this documentary follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food, resulting in an eye-opening documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism, and call to action. Directed and written by Jeremy Seifert. 2011. 53 min.

Eat at Bill's

A documentary about the phenomenon that is the Monterey Market, a family-owned produce market in Berkeley, California. The film focuses on the market's owner, Bill Fujimoto, and the diverse network of Monterey Market's suppliers and customers. Bill's determination to support local growers has attracted a small army of restaurant customers who know his market is the place to find the season's finest. Small farmers across California will tell you that Bill was their first retail customer and that his support was crucial to their success. A film by Lisa Brenneis. 2007. 67 min.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry. (Connections, Part 8)

Traces the connection between military arms used during the time of Charles the Bold, canning, refrigeration, and modern space rockets. Dist.: Ambrose Video. 52 min. ;

Eating (UCB Student Film)

Eating contains interviews with students and food service personnel concerning the quality of food in the university dining commons. A film by Leah Potter, Joshua Greenberg.

Eating Alaska

"What happens to a vegetarian who moves to the Alaskan Frontier? Eating Alaska is a serious and humorous film about connecting to where you live and eating locally. Made by a former city dweller now living on an island in Alaska and married to a fisherman, deer hunter and environmental activist, it is a journey into food politics, regional food traditions, our connection to the wilderness and to what we put into our mouths." Director, producer & editor, Ellen Frankenstein. Dist.: New Day Films. 2008.

Entrepreneurship and Ice Cream

This segment includes a presentation by T. Gary Rogers of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream. Held at the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley, March 24, 1994. 58 min.

Eyes on the Fries.

While good jobs in high tech and manufacturing are increasingly hard to find, companies like Subway, Starbucks, and Blockbuster are opening stores at a pace of one a day. This film examines the rise of the low wage service sector and what it means for a generation of young Americans whose lives depend on it. A film by Casey Peek and Jeremy Blasi. 2004. 21 min.

Fast Food Women

Looks at the lives of the women who prepare the food at four different fast food restaurants in eastern Kentucky. These women, mostly middle-aged with children to raise, are often the sole source of income for their families. They work for salaries barely above minimum wage, have trouble getting full-time hours because of their employer's scheduling policies, and are without benefits. Scenes of women working at the various restaurants are included in this look at the other side of the counter. Directed by: Anne Lewis. Dist.: Appalshop. 28 min.