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Film Screening: The Apple Pushers, a documentary

  • TBD
  • 6/18/2012, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You are cordially invited to a very special screening and discussion of

The Apple Pushers

Monday, June 18, 2012
3:00 p.m. Reception
3:30 p.m. Screening
4:30 p.m. Discussion

Milbank Chapel - 125 Zankel
Teachers College, Columbia University

5 Pushcarts, One Dream…
The Apple Pushers, a new documentary film narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, chronicles the inspiring stories of immigrant street vendors who sell fruits and vegetables in New York's food deserts -- where finding a fresh ripe, red apple can be a serious challenge.  Hundreds of immigrant entrepreneurs from all parts of the world are now part of the NYC Green Cart Initiative, developed by the Department of Health to increase availability of healthy foods in neighborhoods where rates of obesity, diabetes and diet-related diseases are skyrocketing.

Through the lens of their powerful and deeply personal stories, The Apple Pushers examines such hot-button issues as access to fresh food, the obesity crisis, immigration, entrepreneurship, and the American Dream.

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