Director: Stephanie Soechtig
Writer(s): Mark Monroe, Stephanie Soechtig
Cast: Michele Simon
Awards: Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance
Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
The screenings are a result of a partnership between the Division of Food and Nutrition Science, the College of Arts and Sciences Food Studies Curricular Theme Initiative, Ohio University Libraries, and the Athena Cinema. The screenings will precede an student-led critique and discussion on November 10th at Baker Center that will focus on the food science highlighted in the film.
“”Fed Up” isn’t so much a warning to the ignorant shopper or a tip for the unimaginative chef as it is a rallying cry. It succeeds in firing up the choir. Whether it will convert the complacent is an open question.” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“It pulls no punches in its informed outrage against the food industry, zeroing in on the rampant use of sugar and its many multisyllabic variations.” – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
“As a screed, it builds a credible, engaging argument, presenting evidence, statistics, talking-head testimony, whimsical charts, poignant personal stories, and animated illustrations of digestive processes to make its case.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe