Miami Youth L.E.A.D. to host Food Justice Film Series

By Erin Healy
Youth L.E.A.D. 

Youth L.E.A.D., a food justice organization that empowers youth to increase access to healthy foods in underserved areas through training and apprenticeships, will partner with O-Cinema, a new independent nonprofit cinema in Miami, Florida to host a food justice film series starting September 14 at 6pm.

Each date of the series will include giveaways from a local, sustainable, healthy food retailer.

The first film, Forks over Knives, will be screened at 7pm on September 14 at O Cinema, located at 90 NW 29th Street, Miami. Sandesha and Dion Taylor of RAW ONE will be providing complimentary “live food” snacks from 6-7pm before the show.

Tickets are $10.50, and proceeds benefit YL and O Cinema.

Additional films and activities will be held October 22 from noon-3pm and November 8 from 6-9pm.

Forks over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The main storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T., Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Filmmakers travel with the two doctors on their separate but similar paths, from their childhood farms there they both produced “nature’s perfect food”, to China and to Cleveland, where they explored ideas that challenged the established thinking and shook their own core beliefs.

Here’s a trailer:

For more information, please visit: and

Or call Erin Healy, Youth L.E.A.D. CEO, at 305-767-5119

3 responses to “Miami Youth L.E.A.D. to host Food Justice Film Series

  1. Forks over Knives does not distinguish between the factory farms and the small, family organic farmer.
    There is a significant difference and the movie fails to make that distinction.
    I’m surprised that Food Freedom overlooked that point which is considerable when comparing grass fed beef to factory farm raised beef.
    Beef, chicken, dairy products are good for you, it just depends on how and where they are raised—check with Weston A. Foundation as an example.

    Alma Christina Sychuk

    • hi Alma ~ I haven’t seen the film so couldn’t have known that. I received a press release about an org that helps miami youth feed itself.

      but thx for the heads up

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