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The Grab

Directed by:

Gabriela Cowperthwaite


102 minutes

An investigative journalist uncovers the money, influence, and alarming rationale behind covert efforts to control the most vital resource on the planet.


October 27, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

October 29, 2023 at 5:15:00 PM


In-Theatre ONLY. Not available on-demand.

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The Grab reveals a new world order in which global power will be held by those who control food instead of oil. This explosive exposé combines hard-hitting journalism with compelling character-driven storytelling, taking you around the world to reveal one of the world’s biggest and least exposed threats.


Without publicity, governments, wealthy investors, and private security forces are dividing up the world’s last remaining food and water resources. Communities are forced to stand by as their aquifers are drained, and land they have owned for generations is sold away. Purchasers aim to control the natural resources that are needed for the world’s population to survive in the future, Investigative reporters have discovered that this is occurring on a global scale. One current example is Russia’s attack on Ukraine’s grain exports, using food access as a geopolitical tool.

The Grab



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Gabriela Cowperthwaite


Gabriela Cowperthwaite


Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Producer (p.g.a.)

Blye Pagon Faust, Producer

Nathan Halverson, Producer (p.g.a.)

JoeBill Muñoz, Associate Producer

Mallory Newman, Associate Producer

Amanda Pike, Producer (p.g.a.)

David Ritsher, Line Producer

Nicole Rocklin, Producer

Emma Schwartz, Associate Producer

Yinuo ShiArchival, Producer | Associate Producer

Executive Producers

Dan Cogan

Geralyn White Dreyfous

John Driscoll, Co-Executive Producer

Lauren Driscoll, Co-Executive Producer

David Fialkow

Nina Fialkow

Doree Friedman

Anil Godhwani

Lauren Haber, Co-Executive Producer

Kelsey Koenig, Co-Executive Producer

Jan McAdoo

Debbie McLeod

Patty Quillin

Jenny Raskin

Rick Rosenthal

Christa Scharfenberg

Nancy Stephens

Lessing Stern

Jeff Ubben

Laurie Ubben


Jeff Beal


Jonathan Ingalls


Davis Coombe

Sound Department

Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach, Supervising Sound Editor, Re-recording Mixer

Anthony Di Marco, Dialogue Editor

Phil Hartley, Sound Recordist

Michel Marrano Holbrook, Audio Post Supervisor

Isaac Olsen, Dialogue Editor, Re-recording Mixer

William Sammons, Sound Effects Editor

Visual Effects

Julie Henninger, Visual Effects Artist

Tracy K. Hindman, Motion Graphics Project Manager

Breece Kelsey, Motion Designer

Aaron Lenius, Motion Designer

Chris Probst, Motion Design Intern

Matt Schultz, Motion Graphics Creative Director

Shawna Schultz, Motion Graphics Executive Producer

Ryan Scobey, Motion Graphics Producer

Eric Sinha, Motion Designer

Shannon Wilkerson, Motion Designer

Camera and Electrical Department

Emma Schwartz, Additional Cinematography

Editorial Department

David A. Davidson, Colorist

Sim T. Davidson, Post-production Coordinator

Tessa Malsam, Assistant Editor

David Ritsher, Post-production Coordinator

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