Food, inc, an american documentary film, examines the industrial production of meat, grains, and vegetables the film concludes by claiming the entirety of our food industry is inhumane, and economically and environmentally unsustainable. Food, inc is a 2008 american documentary film directed by filmmaker robert kenner the film examines corporate farming in the united states , concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees. The increasing takeover of food production in america by giant corporations—with results that are bad for farmers, consumers and food quality—and the complicity of government, with its “revolving door” policies between companies and regulatory agencies, are the subjects of robert kenner’s activist documentary “food, inc,” which the director discussed during a visit to dallas in.
Robert kenner's food, inc has its american broadcast premiere as a special broadcast on wednesday, april 21, 2010 at 9 pm on pbs as part of the 23rd season of pov (point of view), american. Perhaps the definitive cinematic investigation of the modern american food industry, the oscar-nominated documentary food, inc exposes a system rife with corruptive, secretive and abusive practices, and whose products contribute to the rising epidemic of obesity and all the deadly diseases that result. Food inc explores the fact that the way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000 but the image that is used to sell the food it is still the imagery of agrarian america. Name: food, inc an oscar-nominated documentary by robert kenner 1) perception vs reality right now, you may have a certain image or belief about your food — where it comes from, how it’s grown, how it gets to your table.
Filmmaker robert kenner talks about food, inc, why americans can't afford to keep eating the way they're eating now, the invisible costs associated with low-cost food and his hope that we can. Documentary filmmaker robert kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the united states, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain. Joel salatin, an organic farmer, in the documentary “food, inc” credit magnolia pictures if you’ve read either “fast food nation” or “the omnivore’s dilemma,” you won’t be. A film by robert kenner from magnolia pictures, participant media, and river road entertainment food, inc production, distribution, and consumption 16 food, inc discussion guide ©participant media about socratic discussions.
For this assignment you will need to rent and watch the documentary: food inc by robert kenner you can likely rent the film for free from your local library or make a request at the campus library. In food, inc, filmmaker robert kenner essentially combines the themes of michael pollan's the omnivore's dilemma and eric schlosser's fast food nation to follow how most of the food in any given supermarket can be traced back to just a couple of crops (corn and soy) and a surprisingly small group of powerful multi-national corporations like monsanto, tyson, and smithfield. Food inc , a documentary film produced by robert kenner and based on eric schlosser's book fast food nation , is designed to inform the american people of the food industry’s sinister side.
Food, inc lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the american farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. The documentary “food inc produced by robert kenner and eric schlosser, takes an in depth look at america’s food industry and the terrible but completely legal way our food is genetically engineered. Showcasing clips from the movie, we go into the inspiration behind the production, as well as the process of shooting and how the film's success has spring-boarded robert into a new realm of being. Explores the us commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market the film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the american farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Robert kenner writers: robert kenner, elise pearlstein by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods director: lee fulkerson stars: lee fulkerson, matthew lederman, alona pulde the current method of raw food production is largely a response to the growth of the fast food industry since the 1950s the production.
When we set out to make food, inc i was hoping to create a film that would raise questions, open eyes and prompt people around the country to think about how our food system operates. I recently watched the documentary food inc by director robert kenner i loved it i loved it being a big fan of michael pollan, documentaries, and double cheese burgers, i found the plot as thick as my arteries after powering down a carl's jr double six dollar burger. Food, inc is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat this powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in america was hailed by entertainment weekly as more than a terrific movie--it's an important movie.
Food, inc unveils some of the sombre practices underpinning the american food industry, exploring how corporations place profits before consumer health, worker safety and the environment this documentary argues that industrial production methods are not only inhumane, but they are also unsustainable from an economic and environmental standpoint. Oscar-nominated director, robert kenner joins us to talk about the film and food industries and his film's runaway success showcasing clips from the movie, we go into the inspiration behind the production, as well as the process of shooting and how the film's success has spring-boarded robert into a new realm of being an activist. Check out our food inc (by robert kenner) essay the movie “food inc” is a documentary film that illustrates the ugly nature of the food industry in america through narration, the director exposes the process that the food bought by americans undergoes.
In light of the recent outbreaks of salmonella in the us, it is worth reviewing food, inc, the recent film exposé of the food industrythe documentary, directed by robert kenner, was first. Mr robert kenner (director, food, inc): delighted to be here, neal neal: and you begin with a big idea, and i think that's that the fast food industry has played an enormous part in shaping the entire food industry, the industrialization of food. Showcasing clips from the movie, we go into the inspiration behind the production, as well as the process of shooting and how the film's success has spring-boarded robert into a new realm of being an activist guest bio: robert kenner's food, inc, is one of the top grossing theatrical documentaries of all time, selling nearly 500,000 dvds.