Movie Pick: Important Films
These documentaries and movies have had a huge impact on me, and I hope they will do the same for you.
First, let me caution you that this documentary is not for the faint of heart. It's a shocking film about human dependence on animals, and "Earthlings" will make you rethink the way you live.
Inspired by the books "Fast Food Nation" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma," this documentary explores the way our food makes it to our table. It uncovers the frightening effects the food industry has had on the health of our country, and the unthinkable actions the government has taken to manipulate our sources of food for the benefit of major conglomerates.
Fast Food Nation
In this fictional movie inspired by the book of the same name, Greg Kinnear plays Don Henderson, the executive of a national fast-food chain. As he attempts to discover the source of food contamination, he learns the path beef takes from the slaughterhouse to the fast-food tray. Based on fact and exploring everything from labor issues to health and safety, you may find yourself reconsidering that burger for dinner.