From Sustainable to Store-Bought: A Mexican Family’s Move to Springfield
This film documents the subsistence activities of a family in a rural village in central Mexico whose members continue to grow and prepare their own food in a sustainable way. When some family members immigrated to Springfield, Missouri, their subsistence changed to wage-earning jobs and grocery-store food. The film shows the contrast between the traditional foodways of the village and the immigrants’ diet in Springfield, and points out environmental and health implications.
Audience discussion will follow.
Sponsored by the Sociology and Anthropology Department, Multicultural Programs and Latinx Heritage Month.
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