Our Daily Bread Tonight
Our Daily Bread
Dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Germany/Austria, 2005 - 92 mins.
Sunday, April 15th
7:00pm & 9:30 pm
Beth Meyer of the Landscape Architecture Department will be leading a discussion after the 7pm screening with graduate student Mark Phemister.
Our Daily Bread reveals the little-known world of high-tech agriculture. In a series of visually stunning, continuously tracking, wide-screen images that seem right out of a science-fiction movie, we see the places where food is cultivated and processed: surreal landscapes optimized for agricultural machinery, clean rooms in cool industrial buildings designed for maximum efficiency, and elaborate machines that operate on a 'disassembly line' basis. Dispensing entirely with explanatory commentary or 'talking-head' interviews, Our Daily Bread unfolds on the screen through an endlessly fascinating flow of images and an insistent gaze, accompanied only by the persistent industrial soundtrack of the ingenious marvels of mechanization employed by agri-business. Our Daily Bread is "the 2001: A Space Odyssey of modern food production." (Stuart Klawans, The Nation)
click here to see the official website.