3 short films that will make you think about our food system

 “You have to understand that we farmers…we’re gonna deliver to the marketplace what the marketplace demands…People have got to start demanding good, wholesome food of us, and we’ll deliver; I promise you,” 

-Troy Roush
Farmer featured in Food Inc.

Do shorter, darker days mean more TV watching for you? I hope not too much more!

But if you do happen to be looking for something of quality to watch, then I have three suggestions for you. These short films – ranging from just 3 minutes to 25 minutes – are impactful, entertaining and have beautiful cinematography.

Unbroken Ground (25 minutes)

The term regenerative farming has been swirling in conversation amongst progressive farmers for years. But it’s a term that the average person (even nutritionists) don’t really understand, unless you’re really into learning about the food system. The interesting thing is that we all eat and if we want our future generations to continue to have healthy food accessible to them, we need to understand what a regenerative food system looks like and how to support it. This short and wonderfully produced film, Unbroken Ground is a much-watch if you’re interested in learning about the future of food.

FOOD FIGHT: Bullies Poisoning The ‘Hood Get Splattered!(6 minutes)

I can’t remember the last time I watched a music video, can you? If there’s one music video that every teenager (and adult for that matter) should watch to teach them about the ill effects of fast junk food, this is it!It’s a little graphic but it gets the point across :).

Nokia, Hong Kong Honey (3 minutes) 

There are 7 million people living in Hong Kong’s bustling city of skyscrapers and there’s a general understanding that there’s a lack of connection to the natural environment and where their foods come from. A beekeeper finds a solution by starting his beekeeping company in the middle of Hong Kong. Beautiful cinematography, short and sweet. 

P.S. If you’re looking for a feature length film, check out my documentary, The Great Disconnect at www.TheGreatDisconnectFilm.com.