February 26, 2013


Kristin Canty, 2011


Farmageddon delivers an interesting perspective from the micro-agricultural industry, but that is combined with mediocre film-making that makes it feel like a student film. Repeat shots, poor editing along with a small interview pool gives you the feeling that its an very early beta version of Food Inc. I don’t want to knock it too much because I agree with their libertarian mission, encouraging small farmers in America to have a more intimate relationship with the consumer, free from big-government intervention. The problem is they beat this message to death. Its also manipulative in the sense that they show the children crying when the family sheep is taken away, but they don’t really provide a good opportunity to let the USDA defend itself so ultimately the film lacks objectivity.

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