Behind the scenes with festival filmmakers: Helen De Michiel, 'Lunch Love Community'

Helen's Theme WallFilmmakers certainly need all kinds of equipment to make their films happen. In our Behind the Scenes series about local filmmakers we have seen everything from a red hat to vintage cameras, listed as their favorite piece of film equipment. Helen De Michiel, director of Lunch Love Community - an engaging documentary following a diverse group of pioneering Berkeley parents and activists that came together to tackle food reform -  gives us yet another insight into the creative process.


Her favorite piece of equipment is her "Post-It Theme wall". 

Describing the part the Theme Wall played in making Lunch Love Community, Helen told us: "I was inspired to make Lunch Love Community because Berkeley has been a stage where people have made innovation really happen.  There were many social actors walking on to that stage, and working so hard to make those changes happen, even when others laughed at their vision. And now that vision, of good and healthy food for all the children of the city, is a sensible reality, and a message that is spreading all over the world. These post-its were set up as the structure for the three themes I was exploring in the films."

Lunch Love Community screens at this year's Festival, Sunday, June 1, 1.00pm at the Roxie Theater. The screening brings together Helen's short films, experts and the community that made this happen for an engaging conversation about what our kids are eating.

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