Arts and health social enterprise, Squash Nutrition curate Food for Real to share dynamic food practice from around the North-West and the globe. Over five days in eight venues across Liverpool, we invite you to devour the festival programme of over 25 films including features, documentaries, shorts and animations. See more at foodforreal.co.uk

The Garden  

Scott Hamilton Kennedy / USA / 2008 / In English and Spanish with subtitles
The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles
is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Latino Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighbourhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden has the pulse of verité with the narrative pull of fiction, telling the story of the
country's largest urban farm, backroom deals, land developers, green politics, money,
poverty, power and racial discord. The film explores and exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.

(Short) Breadline Britain

Luciana Berger / UK / 2012
This film premiere charts the journey of a food donation through to a client at a food bank and asks the question why are food banks needed in 21st century Britain?