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Chicken a La Carte (2006)

Short made to the theme of Food, Taste and Hunger.


Ferdinand Dimadura


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Daily around the world thousands of young people gather at restaurants for food, but mostly for chatting and drinking over some tasty food. Most of the fatty food are left-overs, because the MacSomething's generation is too smart to eat it all, and get fat... Each night around the world thousands of people go round town collecting from the restaurants' garbage those same left overs. Their families and their pets at home depend on it to feed their hunger. Written by Artemis-9

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Heartbreaking Reality
3 December 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Philippines, two girlfriends go to a fast food and order two dishes of chicken. They eat and the leftovers go to the garbage. During the night, a man collects the garbage and select leftovers to feed his family, neighbors and stray animals.

"Chicken a La Carte" is a short that exposes the heartbreaking reality of the Third World or Developing Countries, where there is a great number of hungry people. In accordance with the statistics, Asia is home to two out of three of the world's undernourished people. You also can see starved people collecting food from the garbage of restaurants in Rio. The irony is that the managers and owners cannot donate the leftovers to these people since the stringent laws may harm their business once they would be the responsible for any health problem that could be caused by the food. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Chicken a La Carte"

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February 2006 (Germany) See more »

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