This is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see, which, of course, means that it’s the film I really want EVERYONE to see!
Fed Up, a documentary from the powerhouse/brilliant/gutsy, mom/producer/advocate, Laurie David, narrated by Katie Couric, directed by Stephanie Soechtig, and executive produced by Toronto’s Heather Reisman, can actually change the way we, as a community and culture, eat – and, more importantly, process information that helps us to make decisions about how we shop, cook and live.
It’s certainly not the first documentary about food, and for many, the information in the film isn’t new, but it’s a film for everyone. Based on the the reviews, the commentary, blogs, articles and social shares online, it’s clear that Fed Up has a shot at being the catalyst for real change. It’s everywhere, and it hasn’t even really begun yet! Start by watching the trailer, and then you can watch Katie Couric on Jon Stewart, read what Laurie David has to say on Civil Eats, how Heather Reisman has removed the impulse sugar buying from Indigo Stores, what Yoni Freedhoff had to say in the Globe and Mail about the Food Industry not being our friend, also check out the New York Times, CBS News, or Peter Travers’ review for Rolling Stone – or just google your favourite media outlet’s take – everyone is talking about it. SO, the only thing left to do….see the film, get fed up about what our food system and culture are about, and then change the way we approach things, every day. It’s that simple.
In a day and age where so many celebrities and influencers are either silent, or endorse and promote products and services that are toxic– we must celebrate how the team behind Fed Up is using their means, their time and their influence to “save us”. We each have a voice and a community that we reach – let’s commit to doing the best we can, as we can.
I’m Fed Up, and I hope you will be too – but just remember, it’s not enough to just be outraged, you must do something. If you aren’t part of the solution, then you are part of the problem!
I urge you…go see this film (and skip the concession stands, and take your own instead).