Diagnosed with diabetes while pregnant, Director Andrea Culkova heads out to find out why and how so much of our food ends up with sugar in it and the devastating effects it can have on kids and our health.
The movie told me nothing I did not already know. I want a movie to tell me how to kick the habit. She is correct that sugar is highly addictive. I count the days when I am sugar free and then find myself back in the habit without a blink of an eye. The very brief harmless nudity shot was unexpected but this is a European film and nudity is not an issue as it is in the United States. I think she told the story well and spoke the truth that many of us are too intimidated to do. Thank you for your efforts. I feel your pain.
This film added to my fear of sugar. I know a lot about this subject but I have mostly seen it tackled from the point of view of adults and lifestyle diseases. I certainly have not seen anyone talk about Africa and how the sugar industry has destroyed the way of life there, with Western industry taking the good lands to grow sugar while introducing sugar where there were whole sweeteners before. The fact that all over the world, NGO's, governments and private industry are all working together to create the resulting dependency on sugar for the benefit of 'a few hundred' people in the world, is just something I had not considered before. Makes you wonder who is to be trusted anymore, and this is true whether one lives in Africa, Europe or America! But for Africa it seems to be worse. As they say in the documentary, Africans can grow and sustain their own food production. In fact, they can export food to the world, "just give them back their land" That is a powerful perspective that even the most jaded person can not ignore.
This is a really well done documentary about sugar and the sugar industry - the damage sugar does to our health and how the sugar industry works with governments to turn propaganda into "scientific" dietary recommendations that are killing us! Andrea is both a filmmaker and a mother so her story is personal and will resonate with anyone who is trying to steer their families toward a healthier way of eating in a world that inundates us with sugar and false messages about food. I highly recommend this funny, dramatic, compelling documentary!
Informative film, but a bit slow and repetitive. I've ordered the book now and know people who swear that the book changed their lives, just like that one woman in the film said. As much as I enjoy learning and becoming a healthier consumer, it's a major bummer to know how we're being killed with artificial food. There's no end in sight with few people caring to make changes necessary to avoid inevitable disease that culminates from junk food.
Was ok but there is an activism streak that might be a turnoff for a casual viewer. I ordinarily love documentaries but I really am not a fan of over dramatic preachy documentaries. I am sympathetic with the ladies plight but if your a casual viewer and not an anti sugar activist this might not be the right program for you.