Stir it Up

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
directed by Lorna Thomas


Stir it up is a documentary about collective kitchens, a grassroots movement that nourishes the body and spirit. Told by the participants, nutritionists and community leaders affiliated with kitchens across Canada, it is a story of dignity in hard times and a testament to the possibilities of co-operative living.
A collective kitchen is a group of people who pool their money, time, energy and skills to make economical, healthy meals for themselves and their families. They get together each month to plan meals, to shop and cook, and share a bowl of soup. Nutritious meals are taken home and frozen, handy for when money is particularly tight. But there is more to be gained from collective kitchens than just healthy meals. While the hands chop and stir, the mind takes pride in absorbing new skills and making new friends.
The crippling loneliness and isolation that so often accompany poverty are left on the doorsills of the churches, school and community centers that host collective kitchens across Canada

Ordering Information

Stir it Up -
A NFB/ LTP CO-production.
Directed by Lorna Thomas.
Stir it Up is a documentary about collective kitchens, a grassroots movement that nourishes the body and the spirit.

Running Time- 24:16
Format- VHS NTSC (North America only)
Price: $39.99 + taxes and shipping.
To Order Call: 1-800-267-7710
Order # 113C 9194 030
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