It is with deep appreciation to those who have helped along the way that we announce the completion of the film What's On Your Plate?
! After much hard work with our editors, sound-mix and color correction teams, we now have a finished product!We've just returned from a smashing premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in the Culinary Cinema Program. The film screened before an audience of children, teachers and families from the John F. Kennedy School, an American school in Berlin. The audience was wonderfully enthusiastic, and the children had many questions for Sadie and Safiyah. After the screening, everyone enjoyed a seasonal vegetarian meal prepared by some of the kids who worked with German Chef Alf Wagenzink. What's On Your Plate? had a fabulous debut! And Sadie and Safiyah have some new German pen pals. For more info on the festival's Culinary Program, click here for a recent article from the Hollywood Reporter.
Many people are approaching us to share the film with their communities, but the film will not be available until we determine our U.S. premiere, which will be soon. We look forward to showing the film in hundreds of community settings and will keep you posted about when we can start doing that. In the meantime we're working with our partner organizations to provide wider access to healthy, affordable and sustainably grown food for kids and families.
Here is our list of Partners (in formation):
Active Citizen Project
Alliance for a Healthier Generation/The Clinton Foundation
Children's Aid Society
Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy
The Fledgling Fund
The Garden Project
James Beard Foundation
Lower East Side Girls Club
National Farm to School Network
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (U of Wisconsin-Madison)
New York Coalition for Healthy School Food
Office of the Manhattan Borough President
Slow Food USA
Small Planet Institute
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
We're pleased to announce that Kimberly Perry, of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, has joined our Advisory Council. Her enthusiasm and extensive experience working for the heath of children are inspiring and we are truly honored that she has joined the team.
Also, please check out the article about us in the most recent edition of Edible Manhattan by clicking here.
Thanks again to all who helped make this film possible, and to all who are continuing with us in the movement that it stands for!
Our very best,
Catherine, Tanya, Nell and Heather