Film Analysis: Fed Up

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In the documentary “Fed Up,” sugar is responsible for Americas rising obesity rate, which is happening even with the great stress that is set on exercise and portion control for those who are overweight. Fed Up is a film directed by Stephanie Soechtig, with Executive Producers Katie Couric and Laurie David. The filmmaker’s intent is mainly to inform people of the dangers of too much sugar, but it also talks about the fat’s in our diets and the food corporation shadiness. The filmmaker wants to educate the country on the effects of a poor diet and to open eyes to the obesity catastrophe in the United States. The main debate used is that sugar is the direct matter of obesity. Overall, I don’t believe the filmmaker’s debate was successful. Although …show more content…

It is easier to feel bad for children than it is to sympathize with adults. I think the producers did an excellent job portraying the kids struggling with their weight because ultimately it is affecting them the most and they are our future. It’s heart-breaking to watch these kids tape videos of themselves. They cry with frustration because of their struggles and fears of other health conditions and maybe even death. "No matter how hard you try, it's always going to be an ongoing battle,” says a tearful Maggie Valentine, a 12-year-old girl who weighs more than 200 pounds. Another story that I found appealed well to emotions was Wesley Randall’s. Randall is a 13-year-old African-American boy who lives in Texas and weighs 180 pounds. He lives with his mother, Andrea Randall. In the film the mother talks about trying to make healthier food choices and switching to alternative foods, but the part that was hard to watch was when they showed Randall’s mother checking his glucose level. It’s sad to watch someone so young having to stick themselves with a needle on a day to day basis. Ultimately, the best example of emotional appeal was shown with Joe Lopez, a 14-year-old boy who also lives in Texas and is nearly 400 pounds. Towards the end of the film we see Lopez at a doctor’s appointment. And at this doctor’s …show more content…

The film used outside sources like journalists and politicians to give statistics. This appeal to logic doesn’t help me accredit them because they use opinions to state an argument instead of data. When these self-proclaimed ‘experts’ are less than qualified with their professional experiences, they can pretty much say anything that they want, and we will believe them because they’re professionals and we trust that they are experts, when they don’t have a clue. Therefore, I believe that these professionals pick and choose what they can and cannot speak about. It would help if they were honest and clearer about their experience. The consequence of not being clear about their qualifications and standpoints is that the public mostly cannot know who is speaking sense and who is speaking gibberish. With such a dilemma in the United States we need people who are trustworthy; professionals that have the clinical experience and people who show that they’ve done their research, people who are

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  • Opines that the documentary "fed up" aims to educate the country on the effects of a poor diet and to open eyes to the obesity catastrophe in the united states.
  • Opines that the film fed up had a successful debate, but they didn't show their credibility. just because someone has professional experience does not mean that they have any proper scientific evidence.
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