The documentary film FOOD INC. directed by Robert Kenner will be screened at Full Frame at 7pm this Friday. I thought members of the group might appreciated knowing about this film and maybe consider making the trip to Durham to check it out. Here's what its all about:
"Looking beyond the pastoral images gracing grocery store shelves, director Robert Kenner serves up a revealing look at the way food is produced in America. From factory farms to cornfields to patented seeds, this film skillfully untangles the twisted knot of farm policy, lobbying, engineering, and corporate greed that has drastically altered the landscape of American farming since the 1950s. Exasperating stories reveal the heartbreaking consequences of an industrialized food system: we meet, among others, a woman whose young son died of E. coli poisoning, a chicken farmer dragged into debt by Purdue, and a small-town seed saver being sued by corporate giant Monsanto. We also meet pioneers actively working to change the system: Polyface farmer Joel Salatin champions sustainable agricultural practices, while Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield Yogurt, proves that a successful business can be earth-friendly. Featuring authors Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Food, Inc. is a film with an activist edge. SB
Conversation following screening with filmmaker Robert Keener and special guest Joel Salatin moderated by Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things on North Carolina Public Radio."
Link to get more info and tickets: http://www.fullframefest.org/more_film_info.php?id=49