In 1977, the U.S. Government issued the McGovern Report, its first ever dietary guidelines and with it, one of the greatest health epidemics of our time ensued. In her documentary feature debut, executive producer and narrator Katie Couric joins Laurie David, Regina Scully and director Stephanie Soechtig to explore why, despite media attention and government policies to combat obesity, generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.
Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, “Fed Up” unearths the dirty little secret your favorite brands/restaurants don’t want you to know – far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone ever realized and this is in large part due to the fact that 80% of the 600,000 items sold in grocery stores have added sugar.
Following a group of families – the children of whom are the hardest hit demo because unbeknownst to them or their parents, they’re being force fed food with added sugar – for more than two years, Soechtig achieves a profound intimacy as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom of 'diet and exercise', in order to live healthier, fuller lives. In captivating interviews with the country's leading experts, “Fed Up” lays bare a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government.
Andrea Houchard, Matt Goodwin and James Joiner from Philosophy in the Public Interest and the Northern Arizona University Philosophy Department will lead a discussion following the film screening.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members ($6 for full-time students). Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling or online
2014/07/09 - 2014/07/09
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Tickets will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. the day of in the Harkins lobby.