Our Daily Bread

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks and listens into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal land and soundscapes— a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system, which provides our society’s standard of living.

Our Daily Bread is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn’t always easy to digest—and in which we all take part. A meticulous study that enables the audience to form their own ideas through long shots calculating what happens before food journeys to tables around the globe.

IMPORTANT! This film contains graphic scenes of meat processing, animal husbandry, and other aspects of food production that can be disturbing. While this film is not rated, please use your best judgment, especially when bringing children.

Curator:: 
Micah Silver
Dates: 
Screening
Our Daily Bread
Studio 1—Goodman
December 11, 2008, 8PM
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