Under Contract World Premiere

January 5, 2017 // Jean // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
Today we're writing with some big news. Our new documentary film Under Contract will premiere in NYC this coming February. It's been a long haul over these past two years, and we're pleased to invite you to join us for our (free) premiere! For the first time in a full-length documentary, contract farmers tell their stories and industry experts reveal how the corporate production model pits farmer against farmer. Join us as we travel across the American South and to Southern India to understand what's happening to farmers living under contract and what we can do to change our food system for the better.

Under Contract on John Oliver: This Week Tonight!

May 18, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently featured a segment on chicken farmers and the poultry industry. The show included footage from our documentary film.

Our Nonprofit Partner

May 17, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized //
The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) is a nonprofit partner in the production of Under Contract.

The Economics of Poultry Production

May 15, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
"To say that the poultry contract takes the risk out of production is a bunch of baloney."

The “Chickenization” of Rural America

May 14, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
“Farmers see that the consequence of this integration is the loss of control at the farm level, the loss of prosperity at the farm level, and the concentration of power. […]

The Poultry Lobby

May 8, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
“The good lord created a shark. And a shark has two things that it does, swims and eats. A corporation has two things that it’s supposed to do – make […]

The Impact of Cheap Chicken

April 2, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized // ,
On our way to the US, we met with Philip Lymbery, Executive Director of Compassion in World Farming and author of the book Farmageddon when he was speaking at a […]

Michael Sligh: Changing Poultry Contracts

March 29, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized // ,
"We saw a global decline in the rights of farmers - to have a fair contract, the right to save seeds, to negotiate a good price in the marketplace, the right to organize... the right really to be an independent farmer."

Poultry Farmer Craig Watts Blows the Whistle on Industry

March 26, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
We left today to head South to meet another important player in the quest for a fair treatment of American farmers. We interviewed Craig Watts, a chicken farmer that has been […]

How much do you think you pay for cheap chicken?

March 19, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized
Scott Marlow, Executive Director of RAFI-USA, says it's more than you think. In our first full day of filming, we got a look at the ways contract chicken production is subsidized...