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 A story about why food matters.

In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability, “Eating Alabama” is a story about why food matters.

 

About the filmmaker

Andrew Beck Grace is a documentary filmmaker and native Alabamian. He's a past fellow at the CPB/PBS Producers Academy and directs the Documenting Justice program at the University of Alabama. 

Eating Alabama has the generous support of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Alabama Public Television with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.