Ana Joanes (Producer/Director, FRESH) was born in Portugal and grew up in Switzerland. Following a travel-abroad program exploring the impact of globalization on the environment and culture, Ana came to the U.S. to study. After a BA in political science from Barnard college, Ana graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was awarded as a Stone Scholar and Human Rights Fellow. Before dedicating herself to filmmaking, Ana founded Reel Youth, Inc., a video production program for youth coming out of detention, and other under-served youth. Her first documentary, Generation Meds, explored our fears and misgivings about mental illness and medication. FRESH, Ana’s second documentary, celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.
Ana Joanes (Producer/Director, FRESH) was born in Portugal and grew up in Switzerland. Following a travel-abroad program exploring the impact of globalization on the environment and culture, Ana came to the U.S. to study. After a BA in political science f
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June 9, 2010
My little girl is barely 10-months and I just love to watch her eat a strawberry, leaving her little face and fingers red and sticky! But I only give her organic strawberries, and for good reason. At 10-months, her little brain and body are developing at a fast rate and residues of chemicals found in our food have been found to cause hormonal and neurological disruptions. A new study has linked children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. And the growing consensus among scientists is that small doses of pesticides can cause lasting...
February 15, 2010
This is my first blog for Mom’s Rising and so I thought I'd start by introducing myself. I'm the 35-year-old mother of Maayan who just turned 6 months. In addition to being a new mom, I’m a documentary filmmaker. FRESH , the documentary that I completed last year, celebrates the farmers, thinkers, and business people across America who are rethinking the way we eat. Although FRESH focuses on food, in a way it’s just an excuse, or an opportunity, to talk about our place in the world. We are living in a time of multiple crises. It was my hope in creating FRESH to inspire each one of us to see...