- Media That Matters: Good Food is a collection of 16 short films on food and sustainability.
- Who Put that Burger on Your Plate? Fifth Graders from Elysian Charter School in Hoboken, New Jersey, sing, dance, and frolic (with costumes) to their own song.
- Farm to Cafeteria at Red hook Farm Description of a farm to school program–narrated in very serious tone by the project director.
Full Length Documentaries
Food, Inc. has brought food consciousness in the U.S. to a whole new level by widely distributing information about the production of food in the U.S.
Fresh: The Movie shows the positive change being created by farmers, students, thinkers, and business people in the U.S. today.
French Fries to Go documents Telluride, Colorado’s quest to run city buses on recycled fryer oil.
Garden Cycles: Faces From the New Farm is the story of three women on a three-month bicycle-powered tour of urban gardens throughout the Northeast.
Polycultures: Food Where We Live looks at communities in Northeast Ohio that are coming together to grow a more sustainable, just, and local food system.
Eating Alaska is a documentary by a vegetarian filmmaker who moves to Alaska and marries a hunter. The film looks at the ethics behind food choices and how politics, society, religion, and taste all play a role.
Sustainable Table: What’s on Your Plate traces West Coast food production from field to table.
To Market to Market to Buy a Fat Pig tours outstanding farmers’ markets from Baltimore to Hawaii.
The Real Dirt of Farmer John looks at one man and his family farm. Farmer John and his story will have you re-considering stereotypes about farmers.
The Garden examines the largest community garden in the U.S., 14 acres of green in South Central Los Angeles and the fight to keep it there.
- Fridays at the Farm
- The True Cost of Food
- Food, IncThe Real Dirt on Farmer John, http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/realdirt/film.html
The World According to Monsanto looks at this behemoth of a multinational agricultural biotech corporation and their dominace of patents on genetically engineered seeds and pesticides.
Seeds of Deception focuses on how genetically engineered food is making its way into our daily diets.
Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food looks at who is controlling the world’s food supply and the consequences of genetically modified food on health.
The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that affect what we eat and what we will eat in the future.
Food Matters takes a look at the often overlooked connection between food and our nation’s current state of health. With the health-care debate raging, watching this film feels extra-timely and important.
Two Angry Moms shows two angry (and awesome) moms striving to improve school lunch with simple changes, like having fresh fruits and vegetables included on cafeteria trays.
Super Size Me now feels like a classic among all these newer films. Watch as Morgan Spurlock spends 30 days eating nothing but McDonald’s while investigating the companies’ extremely long reach into school cafeterias and countries around the world.
Greenfingers (available through netflix and local rental stores) is the story of a group of prisoners in England who take a small garden activity into somehting that changes their lives.
**many of these films were found catalogued at http://www.seriouseats.com/