Uses found footage and animated diagrams to discuss the production, distribution, and consumption of food; the pre-war problems of overproduction and the anomaly of glutted markets and hungry people; the control exercised over production and distribution during World War II, with special attention to the food supply in Britain and America; and to offer a picture of what might be done in the post-war period.
Participant credits taken from BFI website.
DVD copy available.
Diagrams, Isotype Institute ; music, William Alwyn ; additional dialogue, Miles Malleson.
Commentary: Eric Knight, E.V.H. Emmett, Otto Neurath; on-screen participants: John Orr, Lord Horder, L.V. Easterbrook.
Statement of Responsibility
a Paul Rotha production ; written by Eric Knight ; a British Ministry of Information film.