Story by Caragh Cook
Dogwoof brings to UK audiences the much anticipated documentary Food, Inc., one of the US’ highest grossing independent films of the year, which has taken almost $4.5 million to date and is currently rocking the US food industry. Tonight, the film will screen across the UK in a one-off day of special screenings. Please see below for a full list of where Food, Inc. will be showing at a cinema near you.
Last Monday, the film had its UK premiere at The Curzon Mayfair, hosted by Fashion designer Stella McCartney in support of “Meat Free Monday”. Stella said “This is the most incredible film I have ever seen and everyone should see it. Once you've seen this film, you'll be educated to know how to make responsible decisions about what you buy. At the end of the day , the biggest way to let these corporations know you don't want this product and deserve a better product is by stopping demand.”
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the consumer. Our food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli and we are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with experts such as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs such as Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
Dogwoof is the leading UK independent film distributor for documentary and social issue films. Previous successes include Black Gold, widely credited with shifting Starbucks’ position on fair trade; The Age of Stupid, which led to the 10:10 campaign; The End of the Line, which was largely responsible for Marks & Spencer and Pret a Manger changing their tuna policy; and Burma VJ, which on the eve of the 64th Birthday of detained former leader Aung San Sui Kyi, was the first film ever to be screened at No. 10 Downing Street. As well as achieving great success with these titles, Dogwoof is unique in that it identifies a double bottom-line and sees the potential of film to bring about social change.
For further information, interview requests, images and screenings please contact ROGERS & COWAN:
Caragh Cook – 0203 048 0482 / firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jenny Innes – 0203 048 0483 / email@example.com
Special Screenings (in addition to nationwide release)