Apple Pushers: Special film screening at Teachers College Columbia University
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm - Reception, 3:30-4:30 pm - Film Screening, 4:30 pm - Discussion
Location: Millbank Hall, Teachers College, Columbia University
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.
Learn more and watch the trailer at http://www.applepushers.com/