Guest Speaker: Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU. Author of What to Eat and Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health.
In sealed rooms, as sterile as computer microprocessor factories, chicks hatch while being closely monitored. A huge hose sucks salmon out of a fjord. On mechanized conveyer systems, chickens are cut up and pigs are gutted in seconds, although cows take a little longer. Our Daily Bread reveals the little-known world of high-tech agriculture. In a series of visually stunning, continuously tracking, wide-screen images that seem right out of a science-fiction movie, we see the places where food is cultivated and processed: surreal landscapes optimized for agricultural machinery, clean rooms in cool industrial buildings designed for maximum efficiency, and elaborate machines that operate on a ‘disassembly line’ basis.
“Superb! Part of the film’s brilliance is how it lays out the images and their wells of meaning with such cool deliberation.”— Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Official Website: http://cinemaartscentre.org/march07/ourdailybread.htm
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