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Food is Power: OUR DAILY BREAD

Opening film in the season
Dir: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Austria / 2005 / 94mins

“Devastating! A must-see!" - The New York Times 

"Outstanding! Provocative! Eccentrically lovely and frequently horrifying ... deserves to find an audience of hungry cinephiles." - Premiere

A rare chance to see this classic and still shocking film on industrial food production and high-tech farming, Our Daily Bread bears witness to the appalling reality of how our food is made. A wide-screen tableau of a feast that isn’t always easy to digest - but in which we are all complicit. People, animals, crops, all are swallowed up in the relentless rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines. A cool, clinical environment there's little space for humans here. They seem like flaws in this system: undersized and vulnerable, though they adapt as best they can, with chemical suits, respirators, ear protectors, and helmets. They do the jobs for which machines have not yet been invented. This powerful visual essay is a chilling confrontation with the price we pay for society’s demand for faster and cheaper food to sustain our consumer dependent lifestyle.

 

Part of our FOOD IS POWER season

Showing on:
Fri 17th July - 6:30pm
Thu 23rd July - 8:40pm

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 17 Jul 2015 - Thu 23 Jul 2015
Price: Peak: £9 (£7 concessions) / Off Peak: £8 (£6 concessions)
There are currently no screenings of this film.