FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs
With producers Katie Couric, Laurie David, and director Stephanie Soechtig
General admission: $25 - $50
VIP admission: $100 (includes center orchestra seating, admission to a post-screening reception with the special guests, and an autographed copy of Laurie David's new book, The Family Cooks)
Dir. Stephanie Soechtig
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 92 min.
Following a group of children for more than two years, director Stephanie Soechtig intimately documents their uphill battle to heed the conventional wisdom—“diet and exercise”—but is this “mission impossible” for the youth of America? Journalist Katie Couric guides us through this eye-opening film that exposes the food industry and chronicles the lives of three obese children struggling to lose life-threatening weight. In
riveting interviews with the country’s leading experts, Fed Up lays bare a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by “Big Ag” and aided and abetted by the U.S. government—the result of which is one of the largest health epidemics in history.
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