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Food, Inc. 2 (2024)

Opens on April 9

Director: Melissa Robledo, Robert Kenner Run Time: 94 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Telluride Film Festival

Food, Inc. 2 (2024) is a timely and urgent follow-up to the Academy Award-nominated documentary from directors Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo. In the sequel, Kenner and Robledo reunite with investigative authors Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) to take a fresh look at our vulnerable food system.

“It presents a multifaceted composite portrait from the front lines… [and] addresses issues of the utmost urgency”

—Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

The groundbreaking Food, Inc. (2008) ignited a cultural conversation about the multinational corporations that control our food system at enormous cost to our planet, workforce, and health. Food, Inc. 2 (2024) comes “back for seconds” to reveal how corporate consolidation has gone unchecked by our government, leaving us with a highly efficient yet shockingly vulnerable food system dedicated only towards increasing profits. Seeking solutions, the film introduces innovative farmers, food producers, workers’ rights activists, and prominent legislators such as U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Jon Tester, who are facing these companies head-on and fighting to create a more sustainable future.

About the filmmakers:

Robert Kenner has been called a master of the documentary form and has won an array of awards for his entertaining and insightful documentary work over the past 30 years. Most recently, Kenner co-directed Food, Inc. 2 (2024), a sequel to the groundbreaking, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning Food, Inc. (2008). Kenner also recently co-directed and executive produced a documentary series about big pharma for Showtime, and has directed a number of specials and documentaries for American Experience, National Geographic and others.

Melissa Robledo has been producing documentaries for more than two decades. She co-produced the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Food, Inc. (2008) and made her directorial debut co-directing the sequel Food, Inc. 2 (2024). She also advised on and contributed to a variety of films for Participant, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and PBS.

Together, their rich body of work includes the five-part docuseries The Confession Killer (2019) for Netflix, the techno-thriller Command and Control (2016) – which was short-listed for the 2017 Academy Award – the Producers Guild Award-nominated Merchants of Doubt (2014), the Emmy Award-winning Two Days in October (2005), HBO’s When Strangers Click (2011), and The Road to Memphis for Martin Scorsese’s series The Blues (2003).

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