The Harvest


Cowell Theatre Fri, Sep 7, 2018 7:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Andrea Paco Mariani
Year of Production:2017
Premiere Status:USA Premiere
Topic:Healthy Food Systems
Running Time:73 min.


Italy is renowned the world over for its excellent food. Yet thousands of foreign workers support the country’s agri-food production. This bold docu-musical shows the daily exploitation of Sikh field workers, combining documentary with traditional Punjabi choreography to illustrate the exploitation of Indian workers in the Italian fields.

Expected guests: Director Andrea Paco Mariani

Before the screening, visit Off the Grid at Fort Mason Center, with 30+ food trucks! (from 5:00pm) 

Following the screening, join us to celebrate with an unforgettable dance party with special live performance by Non Stop Bhangra! Bhangra is a North Indian dance of joy in celebration of the harvest. The dance party is 9:30-10:30pm in the grand lobby at Cowell Theater and included with General Admission film tickets.

Community Partners: 18 Reasons; La Cocina; CUESA; Eat Real Festival; Food Commons Fresno; Good Food Foundation; SF Marin Food Bank; Slow Food SF; Soil Not Oil Coalition

Andrea Paco Mariani

Born in Brescia, Italy, Andrea Paco Mariani achieved an advanced degree in Cultures and Human Rights in 2010, after studying Political Science in Bologna. He started working as a professional videomaker in 2008, while he was studying and researching in Sarajevo. The next year he created SMK Videofactory, building a network of artists for the production of professional video and photographic projects. His films include Tomorrow's Land (2011), Green Lies (2014), Our Oil? (2016), and The Harvest (2017).