We feed the world

October 03, 2005 // Tagged in: Movies-and-TV, Savoir Vivre

Yesterday, in the course of an extraordinary Sunday which, among other things, was filled with breakfast at the MuseumsQuartier Wien and a visit to the MuMoK, we went and saw “We feed the world”, a documentary exploring, among other things, the origin of the food we consume here in Austria.

It’s very well made, and in contrast to other popular documentaries, is less flashy, takes its time to tell the various stories, and seems quite sincere overall. It contained some world-class interviews, and one of the people who seemed like a really sensible, and yes, even cool person was Jean Ziegler, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He, obviously, is not afraid to speak up. I guess if there were more people like him around, the world would look quite a bit different today (apart from the fact that there would be quite a few people around who’d look a lot like Jean Ziegler, which in turn would puzzle quite a few other people…but let’s not go there).