While hanging out recovering from the flu this weekend, I saw the most amazing movie on Sundance channel. Though it is certainly not for the squeamish, Our Daily Bread reminded me of growing up in a ranching, farming, logging community and of disturbing visits to the slaughterhouse to see my high school friend at his summer job.
It is amazing to see what the various plants and animals (and work people) go through to arrive in a neat little package at the supermarket. Particularly beautiful and otherworldly were the scenes shot in salt mines, 1000 ft below the earth’s surface.
In Our Daily Bread, Filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter uses graphic images and sounds to chronicle the sometimes unsettling ways in which food is processed.