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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:43 PM

The journey of a can of ravioli across Europe, the dreams and destinies of all who play a role in it

The journey of a can of ravioli across Europe, reflecting the dreams and destinies of all who play a role in it.

Canned Dreams is a dream-like, almost nightmarish, documentary which gives an insight into the different phases of production that goes into making a can of ravioli.

The can's journey begins in one of the biggest open-pit mines in Brazil and ends on the shelves of a grocery store in Finland, after travelling 30,000km.

The idea for the film came after studying the ingredients of a popular brand of cheap, ready-made ravioli and being surprised by the large number of ingredients this one particular can contained. We started researching where all these ingredients came from and compiled a list of countries which contributed to its production.

Despite the film focusing on one specific brand of ravioli, Canned Dreams is a symbolic film and could be about any globally manufactured product. The truth behind food production is far more amazing and brutal than the film.

My main inspiration for this film came from when I had a summer job at a sausage factory in the early 1990's. I was 18 years old and had travelled from Lapland to Helsinki in search of work.

The job, packing sausages on a conveyor belt, was both physically demanding and monotonous.

Video at link:

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2013/02/201321312460884587.html?utm_content=automate&utm_campaign=Trial6&utm_source=NewSocialFlow&utm_term=plustweets&utm_medium=MasterAccount

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
progressoid Feb 2013 #1
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #2
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #3
BainsBane Feb 2013 #4

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:06 PM

1. Marking this for a later watch.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:08 PM

2. Next time I eat some Chef Boyardee I will look at it in a whole new way :) (nt)

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Response to progressoid (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:29 PM

3. me too

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:31 PM

4. Trader Joe's has some frozen ravioli

with ricotta and spinach that is great. Just cook it with a bit of balsamic vinegar, and you're set. Forget the cans.

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