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[lofo List] Re: [lofo List] Who’s afraid of Big Bad Agribiz? Not “Food Inc.” — but eaters and farmers may be
Count me in.
>>> Daryl Hepting <firstname.lastname@example.org> 06/12/09 1:44 PM >>>
I'm trying to convince Alliance Films that they need to bring Food,
Inc. to Regina.
(Other cities might like to bring the film there too, please ask me
If you would go to Regina to see the film, and have some ideas about
how to promote it, please send
me a note personally. Please feel free to send this note to others
you think might be interested.
I will collect the responses I get and send them all to Alliance. The
interest we can show, the better our chances of influencing this.
All the best,
> You’ve most likely heard about “Food, Inc.,” the new documentary
> about the U.S. industrial food system. (Watch trailer, embedded
> above right.) The buzz for the film is intense, amplified by an
> aggressive marketing campaign by Participant Media Productions (the
> people who midwifed “An Inconvenient Truth,” to which this is being
> compared). “Food Inc.” opens in limited release today, and more
> widely on June 19. It’s already been extensively, and favorably
> reviewed: Metacritic.com assigns the film an above-average critics’
> score of 82/100, which doesn’t include recent thumbs-up from the New
> York Times and the Atlantic.
> In reaction, the food industry has mounted a Rovean-strength, batten-
> down-the-hatches preëmptive defense. (I can just picture the
> discussions in corporate agribusiness headquarters: “Gentleman, we
> thought ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma
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