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The Kitchenistas of National City

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The Kitchenistas of National City is a documentary film short showing the struggles and triumphs of families in National City living with Diabetes, Obesity, and other health conditions related to Food.  Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center created the Cooking for Salud! program in 2012 with the goal of empowering families to take control of their health through the foods that they eat and prepare at home.  Graduates of the program are called Kitchenistas and they are passionate about the changes they are making at home, for their families, and for their community.

Their stories will also be shared with the world when The Kitchenistas of National City is shown as a part of the I Imagine Film Festival on October 8th, 2015 in New York City, during the Global Health Film Festival on October 30th and 31st, 2015 in London, England, and as part of the Pasadena International Film Festival on March 2nd through March 10th, 2016.


Watch the official trailer of the documentary here! 


For more information about The Kitchenistas of National City visit http://thekitchenistasmovie.org/


About The I Imagine Film Festival

The I Imagine Film Festival takes place in New York City as an independent event, the same time as the United Nations General Assembly. The goal of the festival is to curate global stories about issues that effect us all, in order to better understand what is to be done.

All content accepted into the I Imagine Film Festival will be made available to the United Nations News & Media Department to be considered by them for international programming. There is no guarantee that it will be accepted, but if it is, they will make it, or a version of it, available to their some 90 global broadcast and media partners worldwide and possibly to UN platforms across the globe.

Watch the 2015 Festival Video: https://vimeo.com/115376646

About The Global Health Film Festival

The first Global Health Film Festival will take place on 30th and 31st of October, 2015 at the Royal Society of Medicine. The Festival is held by Global Health Film initiative (GHFi) which is a partnership between the Royal Society Medicine, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The Global Health Film Festival believes that film has the power to communicate stories, to stir emotions, to inspire, to encourage action and to redress inequities in health. The primary objective of the Festival is to use film and media as a catalyst for discussion and change on global health issues.

There will be feature films, panel discussions, short films, workshops and a networking drinks reception for filmmakers and global health advocates. This film festival is open to all, with special sessions for health advocates, filmmakers, and journalists.

More information can be found at http://www.globalhealthfilm.org/

About The Pasadena International Film Festival

Pasadena has its very own film festival. The old world of film meets the emerging world of new media in the Pasadena International Film Festival.  They will showcase classics from the very beginning of Hollywood’s golden era, while introducing new media projects.  There will be an opening night “Great Gatsby” gala, a closing night black tie Awards Ceremony, and every evening we will host a post-screening mixer at a venue that reflects Old Hollywood — an era of grace, elegance, and mystery.

More information can be found at http://www.pasadenafilmfestival.org/