A sneak peak into the world of industrial food production and high-tech agriculture:
To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film eyes locations of food production in Europe:
Nikolaus Geyrhalter shows monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds – a cool, industrial environment which leaves little room for individuality.
People, animals, plants and machines meet the function ascribed to them by the logistics of this system which underpins the standard of living of our society.
This movie isn’t supposed to be an anti-meat propaganda film that’s meant to turn everyone vegan. This is meant to be a hyper objective look at the way our species cultivates food.
The fact that there is no commentary leaves the viewer to draw their own conclusions of morality when it comes to high production agriculture. The film draws its power from there NOT being commentary.
It shows how cold and lifeless the process of harvesting life truly is. It’s almost as if we’re watching some alien planet where emotion has been replaced with robotics. There are no words necessary. (youtube comment)