Food Stamped: Film and Conversation
Where: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. (at Dolores), 241-9760
When: Fri., Sept. 21, 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $12 (purchase tickets via Brown Paper Tickets)
The rundown: Food Stamped (2011), a documentary by Berkeley filmmaker Yoav Potash and his nutritionist wife Shira, shows firsthand the immense difficulties of eating nutritiously from the average of $1 per meal allotted for people who receive food stamps. Even with resources like the Berkeley Bowl and Shira's educational background at their fingertips, the couple still find it to be an almost impossible challenge. 18 Reasons will screen the film and follow it with a dicussion led by Leo O'Farrell, who is in charge of San Francisco's CalFresh department, which processes food stamp applications.The Weight of the Nation), with the third program yet to be announced.