Super Size Me
Why are so many Americans overweight? New Yorker and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock investigated this question and wanted to find out for himself what the consequences of the all-American diet are. The film portrays how Spurlock eats only McDonald’s for 30 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The results are horrifying: 9 kg of fat around his ribs, liver condition like that of an alcoholic, high blood pressure and the beginning of impotence.
Spurlock uncovers how fast-food chains infiltrate school cafeterias and the hearts of children who spend hours in the McDonald’s playrooms. The film sheds a light on the fast food industry that fuels this unhealthy lifestyle. The satirical film won Best Director at Sundance Festival 2004.