Professor, filmmaker travel across B.C., Alberta to explore the healing power of food

For Tammara Soma, growing up, food was “a source of fear.”

“I had an eating disorder when I was young,” Soma said in an interview with Gloria Macarenko on CBC’s The Early Edition on Thursday.

It wasn’t until she started working in developing sustainable and equitable food systems did she begin to view food as a source of healing. 

“Food is healing in so many ways. It heals one’s body. It heals one’s spirit. It also strengthens one’s cultural identity.

“But most importantly, it brings people together,” Soma says in her documentary, Food is my Teacher, which she co-wrote and co-directed with award-winning Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk.

In an effort to learn more about how food could be a source of

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