Our Daily Bread is a documentary showing how food production companies uses technology to increase productivity and profit on meat processing, fruit and vegetables harvesting. Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, the film comprises mostly of actual production plant operation without having voice-over commentaries or even narration while the filmmaker aims to enable viewers state their own personal viewpoint about the mechanized farming for human consumption. The brand names of the corporations where the video clips was recorded are intentionally not revealed.
A variety of processes within agriculture as well as food processing facilities are demonstrated on this film. Scenarios are put together, from semen to pigs, eggs to chickens, meat processing, to crop and field harvesting. The director’s objective is to present the watchers with a realistic look at the inner operation of many different food production companies within today’s society.
This film will show viewers something they already know, yet somehow, it’s silence will make them contemplate about what is being displayed. Undoubtedly, this silent film is not for impatient individuals. It will certainly left you having a strong perception that industrial agriculture and reproduction is simply that, its industrial. It may touched some viewers once they see the slaughterhouse scene. Management of the animals doesn’t seem cruel, yet totally unnatural. Productivity rule inside these processing facilities. Animals and plants do not grow up naturally and live any longer. They’re produced and then harvested.