Chef Jose Andres and his World Central Kitchen non-profit are to be the subject of a documentary that Oscar-winner Roan Howard and producer Brian Grazer are currently working on.
Howard first became interested in Andres’ work when he met him while filming Rebuilding Paradise about a town in California, which was devastated by the 2018 Camp wildfires. World Central Kitchen was on the scene to feed first responders, emergency service works and people made homeless by the fires.
“I was amazed to see the immediate impact that José and the World Central Kitchen team had,” Howard told Deadline. “And now, following him as he helps those most in need during this pandemic, I realized that the work he’s doing around the world is one of the most critical and oftentimes overlooked necessities in disaster relief.”
Andres has also been working tirelessly to lobby for food security as a national priority. Until now the food supply chain has remained intact, however, the coronavirus has shown just how fragile the infrastructure is. Nobody knows the outcome of the coronavirus crisis yet and it could continue for many months, if not years. The way we get our food is vulnerable to any kind of disruption and we.ve seen hundreds of thousands of tons of agricultural produce rotting on the ground as there are insufficient numbers of workers available to harvest them. At the same time, we’ve seen food poverty in inner-city areas and in rural communities.
Even when the coronavirus crisis passes, the issues of food security will have to be dealt with. It is likely that Howard’s Nat Geo documentary will cover all the above issues through the lens of Andres’ work.
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