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 into the places where food is produced in Europe: 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.
Dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter - 92min - 2005 - Austria - No dialogue
"Basically I make films that I’d like to see myself. I’m fascinated by zones and areas people normally don’t see,and the production of food is part of a closed system that people have extremely vague ideas about. The images used in ads, where butter’s churned and a little farm’s shown with a variety of animals, have nothing to do with the place our food actually comes from. There’s a kind of alienation with regard to the creation of our food and these kinds of labor, and breaking through it is necessary." Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Screening as part of our Nikolaus Geyrhalter collection: https://truestory.vhx.tv/nikolaus-geyrhalter