Berlin: Eva Longoria-Produced 'Food Chains' to Screen in Culinary Cinema Section

5:30 AM PST 01/20/2014 by Scott Roxborough
Eva Longoria

The food documentary by director Sanjay Rawal looks at U.S. agricultural workers fighting global supermarket giants.

Food Chains, a documentary about the global agricultural industry that was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival as part of the event's Culinary Cinema sidebar.

In addition to her producing role, Longoria also appears in the documentary. Visit Films is handling worldwide sales for Food Chains and will be shopping it to buyers at Berlin's European Film Market.

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Directed by Sanjay Rawal, Food Chains follows a group of tomato pickers in Florida who take on the global supermarket industry. The group, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, recently scored a major victory when it negotiated its own independent agreement directly with Walmart.

Berlin's Culinary Cinema section focuses on documentaries and feature films where food or the food industry play a key role.

The Berlin fest has named its competition lineup for its 64th edition, with a jury led by former Focus Features CEO James Schamus set to pick the winner. The jury also includes the likes of Christoph Waltz, Skyfall producer Barbara Broccoli and French director Michel Gondry.

The festival runs Feb. 6-16.

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