American meat

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  • Creator a Leave it better story ; directed and produced by Graham Meriwether ; written by Memo Salazar, Graham Meriwether ; produced by Memo Salazar ... [and others]
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [New York, NY] : Leave it Better LLC, [2011]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn758975646
  • Credits
    • Jean Kilpatrick ; Chuck Wirtz ; Roger Horowitz ; Larry Rupert ; Joel Salatin ; Matt Gallagher ; Steve Ells ; Paul Willis ; Richard Morris
    • Narrated by Shelley Shenoy ; edited by Graham Meriwether ; cinematography by Graham Meriwether & Ryan Nethery ; produced by Memo Salazar, Ryan Nethery, Alejandro de Onis, & Carlye Rubin ; original music by Alison Plante ; photography by Chas Lavoie

Summary

  • This documentary chronicles the grassroots revolution in sustainable farming. "Directed by New York City filmmaker Graham Meriwether, the movie explains how America arrived at its current industrial meat system, and shows you the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. The film examines the debate over whether small-scale sustainable farming can ever produce enough food to feed America. The film also features both farmers who run confinement operations and raise their animals outside without the use of antibiotics. Meriwether and his team spent four years traveling across the country interviewing farmers, taking care to provide a balanced look at the economic and environmental issues facing them today."--Website.

Notes

  • "A new generation of grass-based farmers are sparking a revolution, but can they actually feed America?"--Facebook page.
  • DVD-R, NTSC.
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