Human Rights Watch Hosts Premiere and Discussion of "Food Chains" on Friday, May 16
The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School Santa Monica, CA
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Friday, May 16, 2014
This Los Angeles Film Premiere is presented by: The Neda Nobari Foundation
6:00 pm Reception with wine and hearty hors d'oeuvres 7:00 pm Film premiere, followed by panel discussion 9:00 pm Reception with coffee and dessert
Human Rights Watch is honored to host the Los Angeles premiere of the award-winning documentary, Food Chains (Eva Longoria, Executive Producer). This film explores critical human rights issues in American agriculture from wage theft to modern-day slavery and exposes the powers that perpetuate these un-American violations of human dignity. There is more interest in food in the United States today than at any time in our history. Yet, there is very little interest in the hands that pick our food-the hundreds of thousands of people to whom we are all connected through our purchases at grocery stores, farmers' markets, and restaurants. Human Rights Watch has documented and exposed farmworker abuses, particularly sexual abuses against farmworker women, and pushed for immigration reform at the local and national level.
Join us after the screening for a discussion with Smriti Keshari, Food Chains Co-Producer, Lucas Benitez, Co-Founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Grace Meng, HRW Researcher in the US Program, and David Damian Figueroa, Vice President of Development and Communications, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
The discussion will be moderated by Food Chains Director and Co-Producer, Sanjay Rawal.
General tickets are $25, student tickets are $15, and sponsorship packages are also available. Seating is unreserved and advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
For further information, please contact Keely Badger at Human Rights Watch by phone at (310-477-5540) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the generous support of our Premiere underwriter, The Neda Nobari Foundation, every dollar raised from this event will support Human Rights Watch's work to promote justice and accountability across the globe.
Human Rights Watch Film Club: Through regularly-scheduled screenings and discussions, the Human Rights Watch Film Club in Los Angeles creates a forum to advance awareness of human rights issues and empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.
Friday May 16, 2014 6:00 PM - Friday May 16, 2014 10:00 PM | $15.00 - $10000.00
The Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404