This week, it’s almost all Food, Inc., all the time! — keep reading for more about how to watch the film online, potlucks, and a few tidbits from elsewhere in the documentary world.
The Oscar-nominated Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner aired on POV this week! We’ve been thrilled with the responses to the film! Viewers commented on our site, on Facebook, tweeted about the film and hosted potlucks for their friends and family. Thanks for watching!
If watching the film inspired you to learn more about the issues raised in Food, Inc., check out our website for excerpts from Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, a guide to eating well, a quiz about GMOs and much more.
And to get back to those Food, Inc. potlucks — the reports that we’ve seen so far sound like they were thought-provoking and full of delicious food. Check out our potluck gallery to take a look at some pictures. Here are some of our favorite blog entries about the potlucks.
- Thirty Bucks a Week
- Cook Appeal
- Jersey Bites
- John and Lisa Are Eating in South Jersey
- Little Homestead in the City
- Not Eating Out in New York
- POV Blog
- Use Real Butter
- Working Class Foodies (video)
Did you host a potluck? Tell us about it for a chance to receive a free gift basket and post your photos to our Flickr group. If you haven’t hosted a potluck yet — it’s not too late! Just invite your friends, use our party kit, and queue up <A href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/foodinc/photo_gallery_watch.php"Food, Inc. on your computer before April 29th.
But enough about Food, Inc.! What else has been going on in the doc world? Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda, the director of Campaign (POV 2008), was interviewed by the blog Page of Madness. Soda talks about his new film, Mental, his admiration for Frederick Wiseman and much more. You can still watch Campaign on the POV website.
Cinereach, the nonprofit film organization, recently celebrated its 2010 Reach Film Fellows. Cinereach pairs its Film Fellows — emerging filmmakers — with veteran mentors over the course of seven months. Each Fellow also received a grant of $5,000 and other production support. Pamela Cohn at Still in Motion has more details on the celebrations. If you’re interested in applying for the 2011 Reach Film Felowship, visit Cinereach’s website. This year’s deadline is July 12, 2010.