Anger from the general public in direction to the meat business is by no means a new matter. Publications, movies and even undercover video clips have revealed imperfections inside the procedure, usually provoking anger and, in some situations, stimulate laws and regulations to secure the food business from the public’s curious eye.
This video from a documentary called “Samsara” explores modern food processing through an artistic approach. Devoid of any dialogue, this seven minute clip takes the viewer on a journey through poultry, cattle and pork facilities, a grocery store, a fast food restaurant and ends with a doctor’s visit. There are no shots of pigs being beaten, or activists rallying for better animal welfare.
Despite the stunning clip, “Samsara” is not solely about the food industry. In fact, the filmmakers claim to not have any agenda whatsoever. “Our film is more about feelings and an inner journey than an intellectual experience,” “Samsara” producer Mark Magidson told the New York Times. “We’re not trying to say anything.”
The film’s web-site explains that samsara means “the ever turning wheel of life” in Sanskrit, and is meant to showcase “the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.”
It was shot in 25 different countries over a period of 5 years in an attempt to express “how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.”