‘Food For Change’ film on co-ops to be shown at GCC Wednesday

Monday, March 12, 2018

GREENFIELD — “Food For Change” by filmmaker Steve Alves, a story of cooperatives in America, will be shown at Greenfield Community College on Wednesday in the President’s Conference Room at noon.

Alves will be there to introduce the film and answer questions after the show. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The 82-minute documentary examines the history of cooperatives in America as the country’s longest-surviving alternative economic system. The film focuses on the local food movement, the current resurgence of food cooperatives in America and their unique place in the economic and political landscape.

“It’s American history, from the Great Depression to the present, with co-ops as the protagonist,” Alves said. “One part food, two parts politics, and three parts economics.”

The film profiles several food co-ops, including Green Fields Market, as pioneers that have revived neighborhoods and entire communities. Watch the trailer: vimeo.com/232681435