Posted by: Khepera | Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Chicken a la Carte – A short film about the hunger & poverty brought about by Globalization

Chicken a la Carte is one of those films which will rearrange your vision, your values, what you thought was *real.*  Winner of the 56th Berlin International Film Festival, and judged the most popular short film, these awards may surprise you as you watch it…but won’t when you get to the end.  It pretty much speaks for itself.  I will simply say, if we can each remember the images of this film the next time we get ready to complain about something….


  1. And, to think that there are cases where farmers would rather destroy over produced food and retailers destroy clothing, rather than to give it away, and investment contractors would rather demolish buildings, just to create scarcity, so that they can make a profit! I also observed how superficial “ghetto fabulous” affluence and waste, was displayed by the “pretty in pink” -young girls. (Did you hear them say “thank you” in English?) This film is quite a grotesque reflection of US conspicuous consumption.

  2. Elaine Word October 17 at 11:04pm
    And still they pray and give thanks for what they receive. I cried the first time I saw the reality of this firsthand in my travels through South America, the Caribbean, and South Africa. I shared those experiences with my 4th graders many years ago and they couldn’t wrap their heads around it at all. I am going to pass this on to the teachers where I am currently working. Thanks for posting it.

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