OUR DAILY BREAD (いのちの食べかた)

I will go to Shibuya today to see the documentary, Our Daily Bread:

Japanese website here and blog.

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 English website has more.

Update: I was surprised that the Forum, a Shibuya movie theatre, was packed yesterday on a Saturday before X-mas... Not exactly your ordinary film. Not a word is spoken, there are no explanations, only the impact of what you actually see on the screen. Should be shown in schools.

By the way, the Japanese title is curious: Inochi no tabekata literally means "Eating for life" so I wonder why the Christian term was not used. The Lord's Prayer (Pater noster) is of course known here too, but perhaps 日々の糧 (hibi no kate) or 日ごとの糧 sound archaic? Anyone has any ideas?

主の祈り (Wikipedia)


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