A ballet of Chickens, Cows and Pigs in a stunning documentary which explores the many wonders of the world.
Featured in the documentary movie Samsara (2011), directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson, those images of food production chains are moving. The whole movie is not about food, but shows stunning images from all over the world.
The film’s website describes Samsara as a “documentary exploring the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of humanity’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.”
The strength of the whole movie and especially of this short piece is the lack of commentary. The viewers can get what they want from the meditation.
To me, the effect of watching this dance of industrial food was making me think of the phrase you are what you eat. It made me reconsider my nutrition in a deeper way than anything before ever has. The lack of a patronizing message and the beauty of the images and choreography had a strong effect. It definitely makes me want to reject industrial meat from my diet.