Food Inc Reflection

Kay Trager
Food Inc. Reflection
The documentary I chose to watch was 2008 documentary “Food Inc.” by Robert Kenner. This was a documentary focused on exposing the truth about America’s food industry analyzing the suppliers and the consumers. The director wanted to expose how much the American food industry has changed since the 1950’s since the food industry is more infatuated with abiding by corporate standards. In an effort for these large corporations to make money, they will risk the health of American’s by feeding them food that is filled with chemicals and artificial ingredients that are harmful to one’s health. This documentary’s narrative arc is split into exposing companies/farms that are involved in producing food and individual American families that are negatively affected by the e Food Industry. The way this documentary is filmed really hits home providing an insight into how food is really made; revealing the nasty truth aka how harmful it really is to American’s. This documentary is different than any other feature film because it filmed going out to individual sources to get the facts/knowledge instead in a feature film “anything is allowed to go.” Also, it is different because as well as obtaining the facts it is real people with real stories providing information to the viewer. The main characters either the farm owners or individuals affected by the food industry gets the point across that this is a real issue facing America right now. This movie really impacted me because being a personal trainer, I have seen/heard the negative effects of the food industry but it really got the point across seeing how the major food corporations control the factories/farms. Therefore, the 2008 documentary “Food Inc.” impacted myself and really drove the point across with how bad the food industry is currently; by the way the narrative arc was used to tell the story.