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Our Daily Bread

Nikolaus Geyrhalter / United States / 2006 / 92 ' / English

Credits

Wolfgang Widerhofer
Wolfgang Widerhofer & Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Stefan Holzer
Andreas Hamza
Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Ludwig Löckinger
Heimo Korak
Nicole Scherg
Kristin C.Dahle
Nina Kusturica
Habiboulah Ndongo Bakhoum
Jameleddine Ben-Abdeljelil
Amine Berrezzoug
Research: David Bernet
Research: Ivette Löcker
Research: Michael Kitzberger
Research: Maria Arlamovsky
Artistic Collaboration and Location Coordinator: Maria Arlamovsky

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Awards & Festivals

Grand Prix, Festival International du Film d'Environnement, Paris, 2006
EcoCamera Award, Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, 2006
Best Film, Ecocinema International Film Festival Athens 2006
Honourable Mention, Special Jury Prize - International Feature - Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto 2006
Special John Templeton Prize - Visions du Réel, Nyon 2006
Special Jury Award - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2005

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A wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn’t always easy to digest - and in which we all take part...

Synopsis

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds - a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society’s standard of living. The film depicts how modern food production companies employ technology to maximize efficiency, consumer safety and profit. It consists mainly of actual working situations without voice-over narration or interviews as the director tries to let viewers form their own opinion on the subject. The names of the companies where the footage was filmed are purposely not shown. The director's goal is to provide a realistic view on the internal workings of multiple food production companies in our modern society.

 

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