Reel Food -- Five Short Films on Growing Sustainability

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Ed. Note: In collaboration with Long Beach Fresh & Long Beach Grocery Co-op, VoiceWaves youth reporters produced five short films highlighting positive food justice stories in the city. From diabetes to backyard farming, Long Beach residents share their powerful stories.

How Cambodian Refugees Use Gardening to Heal
by Michael Lozano

Michael is a 26-year-old journalist and LA native who also writes music and performs poetry in Long Beach.

Diabetes Diet: One Man's Journey to Health
by Cindy Maldonado

Cindy studies literary journalism and sociology at UC Irvine and also works for YMCA of Greater Long Beach as an after school program leader.

Starting From the Ground Up
by Adalhi Montes

Adalhi studies radio and television broadcasting at Long Beach Community College and is also in the process of completing the neighborhood leadership program at the Advanced Organizing Institute.

For the Love of Vegetables
by Michael Lozano

Why These Backyard Farmers Are Feeding Their Neighbors
by Thomas Lick

VoiceWaves is a project of New America Media.