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Cinema Politica Screening: ‘A Right to Eat’

A Right to Eat

March 16, 7 PM – 9 PM

Join Cinema Politica St. John’s and Food First NL for a screening of A RIGHT TO EAT (2015), directed by Janelle Wookey and Jeremy Wookey.

Admission is free or by donation – everyone is welcome!

A RIGHT TO EAT offers a deeply intimate look at the frightening realities of food insecurity as faced by two of Canada’s most isolated northern First Nation communities. It follows two families in Northern Manitoba in their fight to put healthy food on the table, and the ways in which communities are combating the impacts on health and wellbeing of restricted access to fresh and healthy foods.

The screening will be followed by a discussion on food security and related initiatives in Labrador, facilitated by Food First NL.

The communities of Nunatsiavut face complex food security challenges that impact access to traditional, wild foods, as well as healthy store bought food. Following the film, Food First NL will introduce the NiKigijavut Nunatsiavutinni (Our Food in Nunatsiavut) Project, that supports creative, community-led programs designed to address local food security challenges and help improve access to healthy and culturally-appropriate food. As part of the discussion, Food First NL will share a selection of audio stories from Nain, Hopedale, and Rigolet that showcase the strength of these communities and the impact of this work.

Watch the trailer and see the full synopsis for A RIGHT TO EAT at

About Cinema Politica
Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. Cinema Politica is the largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary-screening network in the world. All screenings are by donation.

About Food First NL
Food First NL is a provincial, membership-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving food security for everyone in the province.Food First NL’s mission is to actively promote comprehensive, community-based solutions to ensure access to adequate, healthy food for all.

If you require accommodations, please let us know by sending a message to the Cinema Politica St. John’s page.