December 23, 2011
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I’ve been away for a while… And, as a result, I’ve haven’t been doing much in the way of writing. Thus, I’m not going to say too much about where I’ve been or what I’ve been doing… At least not just yet. Rather, in my first post after this extended sabbatical, I would simply like to recommend to you all a documentary… One that has affected me deeply, reminding me about certain principles that I try to uphold in my life.
Nowadays people seem to be more and more concerned with where the food on their plate comes from. And rightly so… Many of us want to know that our food is treated humanely and fairly before it arrives to the supermarkets from when many of us buy it. But, despite all the information we are given on the packaging, many of us don’t see the actual processes that bring it into existence. For once, this film allows us to peer inside the world of modern food production… A world that still operates in today’s society of free-range eggs, chickens, goats, etc… No doubt it is a sight that we rarely – if at all – see… Especially via the channels of media that give us our daily doses of news, entertainment and education. Still, it is nonetheless presently going on out of sight and out of mind. And, perhaps all the more importantly, whether you like it or not, you are probably consuming food that was prepared in one of the ways documented here.
Again, I don’t want to say too much about it… Other than, what possibly makes this movie all the more pertinent for those of us living in today’s consumerist world is the fact that it doesn’t judge. It simply shows us how some of our food is processed, doing so without any commentary… The only sounds you will hear during its entirety are part of the actual environment in which the food production is being filmed. So if you fancy a visual feast, one that is – at times – hard to digest, please take a look at this film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, entitled “Our Daily Bread.”
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If you would like to view the trailer, please click here.
Or if you’d like to find out more about the director and his other projects, please visit his website by clicking here
ALSO… The first five people to send me an E-mail – by clicking here – will receive a copy of this DVD free of charge. You’ll have to send me an address to which you can receive post from. All details will be used in the strictest of confidence i.e. they will only be used to send a copy of this DVD to… After which they will be deleted and, thus, not shared with or given to anyone else.