Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

As Smart as Us… or Smarter?

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Are they playing, or are they trying to spell S.O.S. to the dumb humans? Either way, you have to wonder how there are people in modern civilizations (Japan!) who see dolphins as beneath us. Please, everybody see The Cove.

Interview with Director Robert Kenner

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Interview with the director of Food, Inc. Robert Kenner. If I could, I would get a copy of this DVD for everybody I know for Christmas, or just for them to have. The DVD is available now. I would also recommend the companion book and Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma if you are into things like truth, fairness, knowing how the food industry works, and pulling aside the corporate veil that hides all those things. The movie is really well done. Like Kenner says at the beginning of his interview, it is not for the extremist or even the vegetarian. It is a film for people who are curious about food, and who are interested in knowing the truth.

TIME Gets On Board

August 27, 2009 Leave a comment

1101090831_400

A few months ago, the excellent documentary Food, Inc. came out in a few theaters nationwide. In my hometown of Denver, it was playing on one screen in the entire city. It was a super-interesting film about the food industry with a lot of the concepts covered in books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food Nation, plus a whole lot more. I was so happy to see such a well-made film asking the questions I have asked and sparking the viewers’ sense of right-to-know curiosity without being nasty and judgy. A big movie is a big step towards helping people see the light.

But today I saw something on the newsstand that might be even bigger: TIME magazine has a cover article about the same stuff. It is a good read, so check it out. Hopefully a lot of people will glance through and realize that they should be thinking about why food is so cheap, and why it might just be worth it to spend a bit more dough on food that is actually good for you.