'Food, Inc.' Sparks Its Own 'Food Revolution' on PBS
Judging from the reviews and reactions on the POV Food, Inc. pages, Wednesday night’s PBS broadcast made quite an impact on American viewers. Kicking off PBS’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Food, Inc. seemed to strike a chord with viewers who were already aware of some of the issues raised in Food, […]
“Food, Inc.” Director Robert Kenner Interview on Planet Forward
Planet Forward is a collaboration between PBS and George Washington University that asks community members to submit videos offering their ideas for the best way to reduce our carbon footprint. The best videos on PlanetForward.org will be featured in an hour-long Planet Forward broadcast for PBS stations nationwide later this year. In addition to user-submitted […]
Oscar Watch: Filmmaker Robert Kenner Talks 'Food, Inc.'
Over on the Thompson on Hollywood blog today, there is a three-part video interview with filmmaker Robert Kenner about his goals for Food, Inc., the difficulties he encountered in making the film, and his hope that the film will “make all of us think about it because that’s what’s going to change the system.” Check […]
Michael Pollan's (and Michelle Obama's) Food Rules
In anticipation of the upcoming POV broadcast of Robert Kenner’s Food, Inc. on April 21, 2010, we’ll be following food policy and other related news in the coming weeks and months as we work on features for the POV website for Food, Inc.. As we noted in a post last week announcing our upcoming PBS […]
Docs from the Past: 'Ilha das Flores'
Inspired by the growing number of docs about food that have been coming out lately, POV staffer Jessica Lee recently took another look at an older film that inspired her. Recent documentaries such as The Price of Sugar, King Corn, and Black Gold address how food is inextricably linked to politics and social justice. For […]
Doc Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition
Thanksgiving: a time for family, food, more food and for some, football. But for those of us who aren’t interested in football but still keen to sit on the couch and watch TV while digesting our turkey, there are a number of recent food-related documentaries that are both entertaining and provocative. from Our Daily Bread […]
Media Guide: Culinary Stories on YouTube
In honor of Thanksgiving, I took a spin around YouTube this weekend to see whether there were any good cooking or food-related videos worth watching. The first video I stumbled across was produced by a group called Cooking Up a Story. They have been producing videos and posting them on YouTube since May of last […]