This great little documentary follows Sadie and Safiyah, two 11 year olds over the course of one year around New York City and it’s surroundings. These bright girls have questions about where food comes from (shouldn’t we all?). The girls talk to several different farmers, the burrough chief of New York, the chef and superintendent of New York public schools, and several different families.
This is a great documentary to watch with your kids. The information is straightforward and interesting. I always enjoy watching documentaries that have the same point of view I do . The girl’s ask questions about why the local public schools don’t purchase carrots or apples from local farmers and instead purchase produce from across the country. What impact does this have on our environment?
The savvy girls ask the burrough chief of New York why there are so few green (farmer’s markets) in Harlem. It’s disheartening to see all the cheap, unhealthy fast food available and very little healthy fruits and vegetables.
I enjoyed watching the Angel family and the work they are putting into growing and selling vegetables and fruit at their local farmer’s market. There were a lot of individuals that were trying to make a difference and do things locally to help themselves and the people around them.
This documentary was not at all preachy just informative and enjoyable to watch.