I just watched the film “Our Daily Bread” and am now having serious thoughts (again) about going vegan.
In no words at all, this German film gives an inside look at the world of industrial food production. I will forgo my review until my mind has finished reeling over the images, but I will say that I’m left feeling like mechanization has brought out the best and worst in humanity, the best being some amazing inventions and the worst being, well, animal farming in general. The movie’s not all about animal farming, mind you; fruit and veg production is given fair treatment, as well.
Here is a trailer and synopsis.
Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds – 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 pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.