In Defence of Food: I have pretty much watched every film made on food, why? Because I seek a healthier life, that's why! Every one of them has taught me something I did not know and helped me improve my daily consumption of food. However, I had to come to terms with some contridictions along the way, and felt I had to take sides, do I eat meat, don't I eat meat, do I go vegan or vegetarian? Maybe I'll try to be
Pescetarian, I didn't even know that word existed but I learned it was a thing. I truly believe today I will never watch another food documentary again, because I have watched "In Defense of Food". A little bit on the lengthy side, so make sure you're not too tired when you sit to begin this one, you don't want to fall asleep and miss important parts. Frankly they are many. I watched it twice!
Food Inc.: It was the first film I watched regarding the state of our food industry, I was shocked at what I heard, and I was twice as shocked to see my husband watch it until the end as he often is very skeptical about many things. Food inc. is well made and gets the message accross. ~Nat
The Gerson Miracle: This documentary captured my attention from the opening line "The cure for cancer has been discovered... in 1928". ~Nat
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich makes a compelling case about the serious crisis the U.S. faces due to the widening economic gap.
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I am a simple gal, a commercial artist. I go to work each day, make a decent living and try to do my best for my child and family. I am no economics expert but the inspiring words of a professor who has played the economics game in the big leagues game long enough to know what isn't working--and who is also wise enough to tell us what will, succeeded in getting me to wrap my brains around many wrongs in our society. Mr. Reich sure can educate us all. There was a moment in the film where I felt his despair, though he does end on a positive note.
What pleasantly surprised me were the interviews with republicans and millionaires who clearly had a strong voice and great impact in bringing across the case Mr. Reich makes about the political, money, and social issues, as well as environmental solutions. I learned a great deal. I also understand why people like Mr. Reich didn't stay in Washington. This film is one I will share with friends, family, facebook and highly recommend. You might even consider reading his books after this film. Robert Reich is doing a great job of spreading awareness on the underlying problem of inequality. You can find it on Netflix or go to:
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