Pam and Mourad's Favorite Food Documentaries

1.     Supersize Me! (2004):


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Director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts of unexpected -- and terrifying -- side effects. He also examines the corporate giant's growing role in the lives of American consumers and explores its methods of indoctrinating young people and its contribution to America's obesity epidemic.

2.     Fed Up! (2014):

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Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and journalist Katie Couric investigate how the American food industry may be responsible for more sickness than previously realized.

3.     Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010):

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Morbidly obese and stricken with an autoimmune disease, a man (Joe Cross) endeavors to drink only fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days in an effort to lose weight and reclaim his health.

4.     Forks Over Knives (2011):

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Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes.

5.     Food, Inc. (2008):

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Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it's sold. Narrated by author and activist Eric Schlosser, the film features interviews with average Americans about their dietary habits, commentary from food experts like Michael Pollan and unsettling footage shot inside large-scale animal processing plants

6.   Food Matters (2008):

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Food Matters is a 2008 film about nutrition. The film presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and depression, often substituting for medical treatment.

7.     Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 (2014): 

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A follow up to the first part, it’s even better! Joe Cross examines how lifestyle choices impact overall health and how to make healthy habits last a lifetime.