Our Daily Bread

An intimate insight in the industrial food production and high-tech agriculture

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming. To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting in the places where food is produced: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society s standard of living.

"Our Daily Bread" is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.

Director(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Script: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, 3Sat
Actors: Claus Hansen Petz, Arkadiusz Rydellek, Barbara Hinz, Renata Wypchlo, Alina Wiktorska, Ela Kozlowska, Anna Bethke, Malgorzata Nowak, Halina Kosiacka, Tibor Korom, András Szarvas, Lies Jacobs, Frédéric Quinet, Christoph Malherbe, Olivier Leboutte
Year: 2005
Duration: 92 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): German, Polish
Country of origin: Germany, Austria
Shooting Locations: Germany, Austria, Poland
Screening rights: MovieBiz (Switzerland)

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Main topic(s): Global Food
Secondary topics: industrial agriculture
Mentions: food production surreal industrial animals machinery standard supply chain
Topic Page(s): Global Food

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