Bring the Documentary Film Lunch Line to Your Community

December 16, 2010

We’ve been talking quite a bit this year about Lunch Line, the documentary film on the political history of school food that features the 2009 winning team from HSC’s Cooking up Change healthy cooking contest. Now, we’re pleased to offer opportunities to screen this thought-provoking film in your community!

What is Lunch Line?

LL-blog The documentary film Lunch Line, created by Uji Films in association with Applegate Farms, takes a new look at the school lunch program by exploring its past, its current challenges and opportunities for the future. In the film, leaders from all sides of the school food debate — including government officials, school food service experts, activists and students — weigh in on the program and discuss ways to continue nourishing America’s children.

Part of the film focuses on six Chicago students who won first place in HSC’s Cooking up Change healthy cooking contest. Their journey from the school cafeteria to Capitol Hill parallels the dramatic transformation of school lunch from a patchwork of local anti-hunger efforts to a robust national program. The film tracks the behind-the-scenes details of school lunch and childhood hunger from key moments in the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s to the present, revealing political twists, surprising alliances and more common ground than many might realize.

How can I bring Lunch Line to my community?

 The W. K. Kellogg Foundation is generously covering the licensing fees associated with screening the film in a number of low-income and minority communities across the U.S. To apply to bring the a screening to your community, click here.

Who is eligible to screen the film?

Community organizations, non-profits, students and educators are encouraged to apply to bring the film to your community for a screening! Limited opportunities to screen the film are available.

How can I apply?

To apply, please complete the application form here.

When are applications due? When can we screen the film?

A limited number of site licenses to screen the film are available. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow at least two weeks for your request to be processed.

Where can I learn more about the film?

We invite you to learn more about Lunch Line through the film trailer, a review in The Atlantic and a high school student’s review.