JCRC screening doc on famine response

The Jewish Community Relations Council is offering a free screening of “The Price of Aid,” a documentary about the benefits and problems associated with America’s response to famine crises, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Urban Adamah in Berkeley.

The film by director Jihan el-Tahri illustrates how foreign aid often gets entangled in a web of business and politics, and how the food aid may help solve the immediate crisis but can leave the recipient nation with long-term issues. The film, which uses Zambia’s recent food crisis as a case study, is the third part of a series on food justice.

Jewish discussion and eco-kosher snacks will follow the screening. Attendees should bring a camping chair or cushion. Urban Adamah is located at 1050 Parker St. in Berkeley. To RSVP, visit www.pursueaction.org/focus-on-justice-films-on-food-the-price-of-aid.