Ron Howard directed WE FEED PEOPLE, one of the most powerful and important documentaries of our time. It spans twelve years and shows how World Central Kitchen grew from a handful of volunteers to the non-profit organization it has become today through Chef Jose’ Andrés’ leadership.  

WCK has become the leader among disaster relief communities. It’s held in high regard worldwide due to its incredible humanitarian relief aid. Jose’ is relentless. He solves problems and works endlessly to find solutions to feeding people in desperate need. He believes in creating hot, good, healthy meals that are conducive to the local tastes of whatever areas hit by tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, homelessness, and Covid. 

Jose’ and his teams will travel around the globe to set up kitchens that can feed the masses (We are talking about 100,000 meals a day in some areas). He believes in building a volunteer framework from local communities that will eventually take over and learn to feed themselves. “Don’t tell me one person can’t make a difference. We can end hunger across the world.” 

The director paints a complete portrait of Jose’. He is not a perfect man. He is not the smartest in the room. He has a temper. He is over-the-top, excitable, and passionate. He is loud and a talker to everyone he meets. He wants to know their stories and will travel to any rural community to deliver a hot meal in person. 

What I loved about this film was its inspiration. It made me stop and think about all the simple things I could do for humankind that would make a difference. It demonstrated pure joy through the faces and full tummies. It made me feel optimistic about our universe and the people who inhabit our planet. I felt “whole” once more. WE FEED PEOPLE has the capability to make hunger a thing of the past.   

My son, Aaron, always says, “Make good choices!” This movie is a place to start. 

WE FEED PEOPLE is must-see TV for all who are wondering how we can do better.

It is available to stream on DISNEY+.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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