Magic Lantern Media

A Right to Eat

  • Grade Level: Upper Elementary (4-6)-Adult
  • Subjects: Rights, Policy & Politics, Culture & Traditions, Governance, Identity & Citizenship
  • Produced By: Winnipeg Film Group
  • Year: 2015
  • Country: Canada
  • Languages: English, Cree
  • Running Time: 48m
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Northern Manitoba: With a jug of milk ringing in at over $14 in some of the provinces lowest income communities, it's not difficult to imagine how grocery bills can account for up to 80% of the household budget or why Diabetes rates have hit 50% in some regions of the north. Local studies have shown that food insecurity rates in northern Manitoba are coming in between 70% and 80%. That's approximately eight times the national average. Poor diets and restricted access to fresh, healthy foods are having a devastating impact on peoples mental and physical health.

A Right to Eat follows regular families living in Northern Manitoba, in their fight to put healthy food on the table. It's a deeply intimate look at the frightening realities of food insecurity faced by two of Canada's most isolated northern First Nation communities and their courageous battle against hunger, disease, and dependency.

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