In “Food, Inc.,” filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli–the harmful bacteria that cause illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, “Food, Inc.” reveals surprising–and often shocking truths–about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
The Oscar results are in and it seems the Coen Brothers are this years victors with four awards in total for their neo-Western ‘No Country For Old Men’. The film won for : Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.
Daniel Day-Lewis may have commented to Movies.ie that awards aren’t everything but the British born actor appeared in good form as he accepted his award for Best Actor (There Will Be Blood). Commenting to the presenter of the award, last year’s best actress for ‘The Queen’ Helen Mirren, Day-Lewis said “That’s the closest I’ll ever come to getting a knighthood”.
Indeed both the Best Actor and Best Actress awards were a reflection of those at the BAFTAs, with French actress Maria Cotillard winning the latter for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.
Other Oscars winners included Diablo Cody for her debut script ‘Juno’ and representing Ireland, Glenn Hansard won for his Song in the Irish film ‘Once’.
THE COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men
VISUAL EFFECTWS The Golden Compass
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Ratatouille
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
SHORT FILM (ANIMATEAD) Peter & the Wolf
COSTUME DESIGN Elizabeth: The Golden Age
MAKEUP La Vie en Rose
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORT ROLE Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton
DOCUMENTARY SHORT Freeheld
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Taxi to the Dark Side
ART DIRECTION Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
MUSIC (SCORE) Atonement
SOUND MIXING The Bourne Ultimatum
MUSIC (SONG) Once
SOUND EDITTING The Bourne Ultimatum
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM The Counterfeiters
FILM EDITTING The Bourne Ultimatum
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood
CINEMAOGRAPHY There Will Be Blood
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) No Country for Old Men