Local filmmaker’s doc makes festival

  • Kylie Procita Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 8/14/2019 8:37:16 PM

Recent ConVal graduate Kylie Procita’s foray into documentary filmmaking turned out as fresh as her subject matter.

Procita, who’s studying film at Savannah College of Art and Design, directed “Farm Truck 912,” a documentary about two women who run a truck which brings affordable fresh produce to Savannah neighborhoods that otherwise have little access to healthy meals.

“There are a bunch of communities where the only stores near them are convenience stores or really cheap options,” Procita said. “They couldn’t afford produce even if they had access to it.”

The produce truck, run by Lena Banks and Tasha Cunningham, accepts EBT and food stamps, giving people in need a chance to eat healthy.

“I found that food access is a larger issue than I realized,” Procita said, especially in the United States. “In a bunch of communities, there is an uneven distribution of resources and you don’t even notice it because you’re so privileged.”

“Farm Truck 912” was screened at last weekend’s Oregon Documentary and Film Festival, where it was also nominated for the “Most Inspirational Story” award.

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