The acclaimed documentary is back for a few seconds

More than a decade after the first film, Magnolia Pictures has revealed the trailer for Food, Inc. 2a sequel to their critically acclaimed 2008 documentary, Food, Inc..

The film “is a timely and urgent sequel” to the original, according to a press release. The first installment earned an Oscar nomination and still holds a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

In the sequel, directors Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo reunite with authors Michael Pollan (The omnivore’s dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast food nation) for another look at the country’s food system.

“There’s a lot at stake when you sit down to eat,” Pollan says in the trailer. “When the pandemic hit, the curtain went up. »

Schlosser adds: “Entire harvests were buried and at the same time there were shortages in supermarkets. »

In another scene, an activist asks, “How can I go work for these billion-dollar companies and feed all these people, all to hear my son’s stomach growl?”

The trailer also teases appearances from US Senators Jon Tester and Cory Booker.

“I want rural America to become vibrant again,” Tester says.

Booker continued: “I certainly don’t want my tax dollars to subsidize things that make people sick.”

Food, Inc. 2 returns “for a few seconds” to reveal how corporate consolidation has gone unchecked by our government, leaving us with a highly efficient but incredibly vulnerable food system dedicated solely to increasing profits,” the statement continued. . “In search of solutions, the film features innovative farmers, food producers, workers’ rights activists and prominent legislators. »

Food, Inc. 2 will be released theatrically for select screenings on April 9 and will be available digitally on April 12.

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