About the Film
In the middle of an economic crisis, in the shadow of Wall Street, an institution that represents a less well-known American tradition is booming. The Park Slope Food Coop: a cooperative supermarket where all 16,000 members work 3 hours per months to earn the right to buy the best food in New York at incredibly low prices.
The success of this cooperative is bad news for capitalism and agro-alimentary business but is an opportunity to change the food production and distribution systems. A well-rooted institution in the heart of Brooklyn, the film explores the many ways the coop functions, its hundreds of rules, and the diversity and eccentricity of its members. The film also depicts how the culture that has been created at the coop gives its members daily visceral lessons in democracy and how this could represent a potential change in mentality for Americans faced with increasingly difficult economic times.
Length: 97 minutes
Cast & Credits
Director: Tom Boothe