Sharpening awareness of our interdependence, these short film portraits of workers involved in different areas of the food service industry ask us to imagine an alternative economy that values the natural world; that gives priority to the full development of the human person; that promotes a wide sense of human community; and that addresses the dynamics of what constitutes human happiness. With a focus on restaurant workers, many of whom are profiled in Saru Jayaraman’s book Behind The Kitchen Door published by Cornell University Press.
In order to bring Behind The Kitchen Door to life and help consumers make a human connection with the people who bring food from farms all the way to their table, the award-winning production company Louverture Films together with Dillywood are producing short films of restaurant workers profiled in the book and other workers along the food chain.

Directed, Filmed, Edited by Nicole Mackinlay Hahn