POV | Documentaries with a point of view


by Robert Kenner

Oscar nominee for best documentary feature

Watch the trailer at www.pbs.org/pov/foodinc
National PBS Rebroadcast on POV
Tuesday, August, 9 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

How much do we know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? Though our food appears the same as ever — a tomato still looks like a tomato — it has been radically transformed. In the Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster Food, Inc., producer-director Robert Kenner and investigative authors Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) lift the veil on the U.S. food industry, revealing surprising and eye-opening facts about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we may go from here.

Participate in a live chat and share your thoughts about Food, Inc. on Wednesday, August 10 at 2 PM ET, the day after the broadcast. The live chat will feature Filmmaker Robert Kenner.
Visit the POV website to read the filmmaker statement, get tips on eating healthy food, find local farmers markets and co-ops in your neighborhood, read excerpts from Michael Pollan's Food Rules and Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, and much, much more!
Teachers, access lesson plans and video clips!
To buy the DVD go to http://swank.com/
Tell Us What You Think of Food, Inc. for a Chance to Win Prizes. Five lucky grand prize winners will receive copies of Food Rules by Michael Pollan and Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. Five second place winners will walk away with a copy of Food Rules.

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