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.
The documentary shows long scenes of food production without any voice-over and practically no dialogue. Chickens: selection, breeding, slaughter, dismemberment. Pigs: insemination, castration, slaughter, dismemberment. Cows: insemination, milking, slaughter, dismemberment. Fish: breeding, slaughter, dismemberment. Fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, olives, salads, apples, etc.): harvest, selection. Salt: extraction from mines. Workers performing their job, eating, resting. Note: the animal scenes include graphic details.Written by
Don't watch this movie if you have bad stomach or you won't be able to eat for a while. It shows quite a bit of shocking footage of modern food processing facilities. Dehumanization of food processing is well shown by creative camera placement. Camera placement resembles Kubrick's in some scenes - scenes of machines and people moving through corridors. Some of machines and procedures shown in the movie are really shocking. Movie doesn't have any narration, only sounds that you hear are sounds of the environment. A bit of well picked music would make this movie even better. If you want to know how the food you eat comes to your table this is the movie to watch.
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