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Behind the Kitchen Door by Saru Jayaraman: Other Resources

Median hourly wages of restaurant workers and overall, 2000–2013 (Economic Policy Institute)

Food, Inc. (trailer)

"Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture." For more information visit

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Food, Inc. [videorecording] / Magnolia Pictures ; Participant Media and River Road Entertainment present a film by Robert Kenner ; director of photography, Richard Pearce ; co-producers, Eric Schlosser, Richard Pearce, Melissa Robledo ; executive producers, William Pohlad, Jeff Skoll, Robin Schorr, Diane Weyermann ; producers, Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein ; directed by Robert Kenner ; writers, Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein, Kim Roberts ; developed with American Documentary, Inc. [Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2009.


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The Hand That Feeds (trailer)

"Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López sets out to end abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America's new wage wars." For more information see

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The hand that feeds / a Jubilee Films production in association with Latino Public Broadcasting, Chicken & Egg Pictures and Vineyard Point Productions ; written, directed and produced by Rachel Lears, Robin Blotnick. Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, [2014].

Food Chain$ (Trailer)

"Executive Produced by Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and Eric Schlosser (Food Inc, Fast Food Nation), FOOD CHAINS exposes the abuses rampant in farm labor in the United States and reveals the forces behind that exploitation through the narrative of an intrepid group of tomato pickers in Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, who are battling the 4 trillion dollar global supermarket industry - and winning!

There is more interest in food now than ever before, yet, no one is talking about the people who pick our food, the hundreds of thousands of hard working individuals to whom we are all connected through our purchases at supermarkets, farmers' markets and restaurants." For more information visit

Media HD1525 .F66 2014 1-wk loan 
Food chains / a film by Sanjay Rawal ; a film by Illumine and Two Moons ; in association with Lekha Singh and David Damian Figueroa ; produced by Smriti Keshari ; producers, Hamilton Fish, Sanjay Rawal. Sausalito, CA : Ro*Co Films Educational, [2014].

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