November 27, 2012, by Maggie

Canned Dreams: exploring the global food supply chain

This week we conclude the film series with a tour of the international food supply chain where a can of ravioli takes an eight-country, 30,000km tour through each phases of food production:

The story begins with a single mother toiling in one of the biggest open pit mines in Brazil and ends on the shelf of a grocery store in Finland. Along the way, the workers whose calloused hands mine, raise and harvest each ingredient reveal their dreams and hopes, like the Danish pig farmer who loves his sows but longs for a girlfriend, and the Portuguese tomato picker who wants to stay healthy long enough to pay her daughters way through university.

Sumptuous photography and impressive sound design make an eloquent statement about our modern, globalized world, making us aware of the hundreds of invisible people who prepare the food we eat every day.

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The film will be introduced by Alison Ward.  After starting her career in PR Alison moved to the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionary Association and from there to Cadbury where as Head of Global Corporate Social Responsibility she led the development of Fairtrade Dairy Milk – the first mainstream chocolate brand to go 100% fairtrade.  She has extensive experience of the challenge of sustainability in complex global supply chains.

If you would like to join us this evening tickets are still available.  For University of Nottingham staff and students these can be reserved via until 4pm today.  For everyone else tickets for the film and introduction can be purchased directly from the Broadway box-office. 

By Maggie Royston, Business Development & Centre Manager of the ICCSR, Nottingham University Business School

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