Documentary: Hungry For Change

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Hungry for Change is a thought provoking documentary produced by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch that delves into the implications of eating a modern diet. Using pathos, facts and figures, and association, Hungry for Change delivers a meritorious performance that engages viewers and leaves them questioning their own diet and lifestyle choices. The film’s use of rhetorical and advertising strategies and its ability to captivate viewers make this an effective, life changing documentary. As obesity and medical problems due to diet become a larger issue within society, it is imperative to educate humans on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet. This is exactly what Hungry for Change does. One of the key points made in the documentary is that humans no longer eat a natural diet like their ancestors did; when humans first began to inhabit the Earth they lived off a diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats. During these periods famine and disease was rampant, so humans adapted to store nutrition more productively. Now that humans live in a more developed society, they have a (practically) unlimited supply of food. However, much of this food is processed and manipulated to have a better flavour and a longer shelf life, and though this sounds like a positive situation, it has become a huge problem. According to best-selling women’s health author Dr. Christine Northrup, “We’ve lived on Earth for a millennium where there was a food shortage. You’re programmed to put on fat whenever there is food available. Now there’s a lot of food available, but it’s the wrong kind.” (Northrup, as cited in Colquhoun et al., 2012). This is a logical and widely accepted theory as to why humans continue to overindulge on foods despi... ... middle of paper ... ...The use of pathos, facts and figures, and association persuade and motivate audiences of all ages to change their lifestyle habits, and prove that Hungry for Change is an effective, inspirational documentary. Works Cited .Calorie Counter. About, Inc., n.d. Web. 7 Nov 2013. . Chard, Diana. "Hungry for Change film review." Bite My Words. WordPress.com, 18 Apr 2012. Web. 7 Nov 2013. Colquhoun, James, prod. Hungry for Change. Prod. ten Bosche Laurentine. Permacology Productions, Ltd., 2012. DVD. 7 Nov 2013. "Food Matters with James Colquhoun." Best of You Today. Best of You Today, 25 Mar 2011. Web. 7 Nov 2013. . . Hungry for Change. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Nov 2013. .
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