Obesity rates in the United States have skyrocketed over the last twenty years, with no end in sight. This documentary exposes the public policies that have been institutionalized to create an infrastructure that forces farmers to over-produce all the wrong kinds of foods for mass consumption.
René Dupéré, musical creator for Cirque du Soleil, and his partner Élise Velle, solo singer and interpreter of Cirque du Soleil's music, have been involved with a humanitarian aid project in Benin for the past 7 years.
We find Sandra Meigs at the Athabasca Sand Dunes in northern Alberta. Each of the works has an occupant dwelling in the painting. By combining the beautiful and grotesque she finds new ways of looking at things.
Drawn by the long horizontal skyline and the subtleties of human intervention, Thaddeus Holownia came to the Bay of Fundy in 1977. As he teaches a new generation of photographers, he tells them to be alive and respond to what's in front of them because they would be amazed at how much of that is the truth.
We join painter Takao Tanabe along the shore of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. We listen to his views of painting landscapes as he sketches a landscape of varying depths and levels of blues. With sketches and photographs in hand, Takao returns to his studio to paint.
We walk along the beach of Clayoquot Sound, in British Colombia, with Fae Logie. As she combs the beach, she begins a piece of work. Next the work is set up to be photographed. All the while she explains the intention of the piece and her current works.
We talk with John Chalke in the Rocky Mountain Foothills in southern Alberta. As we watch him work in his studio, he tells us about making his own pottery equipment and the unique techniques he develops.