Making the ideas in Michael Pollan’s Food Rules extremely accessible as well as completely adorable might seem an impossible feat. But it has just been accomplished by two contestants in a competition held by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, who made a stop-animation video inspired by Pollan’s RSA talk on the food policy explored in his book Food Rules.
The video looks simple but took three weeks to make, and is up against four other videos for the RSA/Nominet Trust Film Competition Award, which comes with a £2,000 prize. Thank you, Brain Pickings, for introducing us to the short.
“Food Rules” by Michael Pollan — RSA/Nominet Trust competition from Marija Jacimovic on Vimeo.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 21, 2012