A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
It takes a village to raise a child. Power of volunteerism. Helping others in a crisis.
Positive Role Models
Images include José Andrés, an award-winning chef and founder of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides meals to those in need. Patricia Fernandez de la Cruz is the wife of Andrés and supportive of his career and goals in helping others. Carlota, Inés, and Lucia are his daughters; they have a loving relationship with their dad and keep an eye on his activities and well-being. Carole Sugarman, former Washington Post food editor, and other journalists report about the culinary work of Andrés. Michael Sauri and Xoimar Manning, co-owners of Yummy Dumplings Food Truck, along with other food truck vendors, join forces with Andrés to feed people in need during a natural disaster crisis.
Young and older BIPOC and White adults and kids from different economic levels and nations, including the Bahamas, Guatemala, and the United States.
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Violence & Scariness
References and images include natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods resulting in death, destruction, and injuries, plus fire, guns, and knives.
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Swear words include "bulls--t," "f--king," "heck," and "s--t." Slur words include "hustler."
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Products & Purchases
References and images include logos and words on apparel and equipment, smartphones, laptops, cameras, credit cards, and social media websites.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References and images include cigar smoking, cocktails, and wine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that We Feed People is a documentary about the work of award-winning Spanish chef José Andrés. He's also the founder of the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen, which provides meals to those in need during natural disasters. References and images include earthquakes and floods that bring death and destruction, and fire, guns, knives, cigar smoking, and cocktails. Language includes "bulls--t," "f--king," "heck," and "s--t." Positive messages include the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, the power of volunteerism, and the importance of helping others during a crisis. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
When the world appears to be falling apart from natural disasters and pandemic, José Andrés seems to keep it together in this inspiring film by Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind). "I am good in seeing opportunity when others see mayhem," says Andrés in We Feed People. "Very big problems have very simple solutions." And the chef can be seen almost everywhere, from preparing meals in makeshift kitchens to loading food on delivery trucks.
It all began for Andrés in childhood with his role model parents who worked as nurses in a hospital. "I saw nurses and doctors always going the extra mile," Andrés recalls. "Small gestures of empathy," which included reading a book to a child. Those cherished memories still exist today for the married dad of three daughters who loves to cook with his wife and kids at home. "For me, it is very romantic," notes Andrés about making a meal. "After love and time and heat and warmth, at the end you come up with a dish." For viewers, We Feed People is definitely one perfect platter worth savoring.
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