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Dir. Stephanie Soechtig. 2014, 92 mins. DCP. Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how we lose it, the acclaimed documentary Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry—far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and television journalist Katie Couric lead us through this potent exposé that uncovers why—despite media attention, the public’s fascination with appearance, and government policies to combat childhood obesity—generations of American children will now live shorter lives than their parents did. (Description from Sundance Film Festival). “Offers perspectives from medical, research, and advocacy sources to demonstrate the scope of a public health crisis that impacts issues as disparate as individual longevity and national security.”—The Hollywood Reporter.
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