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Hungry for Profit

The human and environmental impact of global agribusiness

Overview

Genre
Investigation, Foreign Worlds, Human Rights, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Filmed on five continents, this provocative documentary takes a close look at the global agribusiness system, which is turning the world's food supply into a global supermarket, buying food at the lowest prices—seemingly regardless of the effect on small farmers and local populations—and selling it at the highest price and the greatest profit whenever possible.

A clearheaded and moving film about the rise of global agribusiness and the disturbing effects of first-world economic concerns on third-world food supply ...Many of the issues investigated remain at the core of the global hunger debate." —Gourmet Magazine, February 2007
"Clear and convincing. Excellent for studies of population, land use, food economics, international banking, social organization, history and comparative government."
—Amer. Assn. for the Advancement of Science

"No other documentary conveys the role of agribusiness and the importance of "food first" to the hungry."
—Institute for Food & Development Policy

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
85 minutes

Credits

  • Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer,
  • Burleigh Wartes ... Cinematographer
  • Peter Kinoy ... Editor
  • David Loxton ... Executive Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1985
Locations
Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Senegal, Kenya, Philippines, United States

Distribution Details

Release year
1985
Awards
PBS Primetime broadcast, CINE Golden Eagle
Broadcast (Prod.)
WNET-TV
Language
English, Tagalog, French, Swahili, Portugese, Thai
Subtitles
English Subtitles

Photos

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