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The Life of a ___________

WARNING: THE END OF THE 'LORD OF WAR INTRO' VIDEO CAN BE TOUGH TO WATCH. PLEASE DO NOT VIEW IF THIS MAY DISTURB YOU.* The beginning of "Lord of War," shows a beautiful short film intro named "The Life of a Bullet." Made in a factory before proceeding on its journey sold from various military powers, landing in the hands of African rebels, finally fired through the forehead of a armed young child. The films tells the story of an object's life from it's very beginnings to it end. The Life of French Fries is shown below. (A film edited from other film footage, notably Supersize me, and How's it made: Frozen French Fries.)

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Milk comes from a cow, how many of you would include a cows pregnancy and birth of a calf in the process of producing milk. It won't happen otherwise. These films are created to show what goes into creating food and bringing to consumption. They could be made for various products from Dairy to Vegetables to the more complex microwave dinner.

1. Farm/Growth/Seasons.
2. Manufacturing/Processing
3. Packaging
4. Delivery and Supply
5. Store.
6. Purchase and transport of the good home.
7. Consumption.
8. Overall effect on society.

Films are made to praise those who contribute positive impact to our diets and criticize those who take from it. A viral campaign benefits from criticism establishing trust and enlarging the audience. It is hoped organisations could be approached who are positive "impact organisations" to fund the project.
Look forward to your comments!

This idea combines with the "Tangled Routes Exhibit"

*I do not support the activities of the arms trade or war.


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Photo of Sarah Fathallah

Great idea! I think it would be very effective visually speaking. Good job James!

Photo of James McBennett

Thanks Sarah, Let me know what you think of the first film I tried, uploaded above...

Photo of Sarah Fathallah

Wow, impressive job you did with the film, James! Well done, sir. (Would have applauded if I haven't just realized that I already applauded your concept earlier ^^).
If anything, wish it was with a 'healthier' product though (something local, something colorful, something yummee, something you can smell even through a computer screen...).

Photo of James McBennett

Good point, So if above is the "unhealthy," next I have to make the healthy potato video, making each video a compliment in sets of two with healthy/unhealthy.

Photo of Sarah Fathallah

That would be awesome.

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