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34 Movies, Docs, and Series to Educate and Inspire During COVID-19


While COVID-19 is exposing fundamental flaws in the global food and agriculture system, it is creating the opportunity to reimagine honoring farmers and food workers and producing healthy, nutritious food. The virus is forcing people to press pause on their daily lives, so Food Tank has compiled a list of 34 movies and series to watch from home that remind us of the power of food.

This list may serve as a guide to help you learn about large- and small-scale agriculture, the relationship between diet and health, and the social and cultural implications of the food system. But these movies and series also offer hope. They show how individual choices can foster connections between people, and they may even inspire you to advocate for a more equitable food system during and after the pandemic.

Find out more about each of these films—and start watching!—by CLICKING HERE.

10 Billion – What’s on Your Plate? (2015)
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
A Tale of Two Kitchens (2019)
Barbecue (2017) Before the Plate (2018)
Caffeinated (2015)
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Chef Flynn (2018)
Chef’s Table (2015–)
Cooked (2016–)Dolores (2017)
Eating Animals (2017)
Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table (2017)
El Susto! (2020)
Farmsteaders (2018)
Fed Up (2014)
Food Chains (2014)
For Grace (2015)
From Scratch (2020)
In Our Hands (2017)
Just Eat It (2014)
Maacher Jhol (2017)
Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices (2015)
Rotten: (2018–)
Salt Fat Acid Heat (2018)
SEED: The Untold Story (2016)
Soul of a Banquet (2014)
Sustainable (2016)
That Sugar Film (2014)
The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution (2018)
The Lunchbox (2013)
Ugly Delicious (2018–)
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)


Contributing Author: Katie Howell