Food Tank, in partnership with Greener Media, is excited to announce the world premiere of the award-winning documentary “Man in the Maze.” The short film produced by filmmakers, Phil Buccellato and Jesse Ash, and Food Tank is one of five films to win the Sundance Short Film Challenge.
Roughly 1,300 films were submitted for the competition, which has five winners.
Filmed in southern Arizona, “Man in the Maze” features advocate, writer, and conservationist Gary Paul Nabhan, and unveils how to feed a hungry planet.The story highlights how food activists, farmers, and change-makers are coming up with innovative solutions to fix the food system.
“25 to 30 percent of all the produce that we eat comes from the border towns,” says Nabhan. “With that comes a tremendous amount of food waste. If the Florida tomato prices drop on a certain day, 120,000 pounds might be thrown into a landfill.”
As the co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, Nabhan is also helping farmers plan for the uncertainties of climate change. He emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to sustainable farming. Nabhan writes, “We must not attempt to imitate, but instead emulate, what traditional desert peoples have learned about living with climatic uncertainty. Take inspiration, not recipes.”
“The documentary has great power to change the conversation about the issues,” Buccellato told the Star. “If we can be a catalyst for someone to make a donation or get involved in some level, that would be greatly satisfying.”
We hope you’ll watch the film (and share it via social media using #FoodTank) which will be exclusively aired on Arizona Daily Star’s website HERE for the rest of this week.