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documentary on Paleo?

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Created November 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM

I work in TV production (for the Food Network, among others) and would like to get into documentary film. I'm wondering if there's a documentary on Paleo coming down the pike? Something in the vein of Supersize Me and Food, Inc. If so, I would love to be put in contact with the producers to see if I could be involved. I think the movement would really benefit from a feature-length film. And for selfish reasons, how nice would it be to have a mass-appeal means of rebutting all the people who think I'm sabotaging my heart health by eating bacon.

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on November 25, 2011
at 10:45 AM

Sorry, Bree, Minnesota. I never saw this production, either, just heard about it and saw YouTube clips.

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Huey are you in canada? Alert Bay is like a 6 hour drive for me - I head a few friends that grew up in Sointula

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on November 24, 2011
at 03:46 PM

Hate to say it but I don't see a Paleo cooking show on Food Network anytime soon. Capitalism demands that our shows have mass appeal to generate huge ratings and hence advertiser dollars, and right now that means Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

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on November 23, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Bree - try this as a starting place: http://www.cbc.ca/thelens/bigfatdiet/

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on November 23, 2011
at 05:43 PM

If you need to be sent footage for anecdotal reports, I can shoot myself and send you the footage. I have a 5D MkII and lights, as I'm a filmmaker myself in the Bay Area, so quality will be good.

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on November 23, 2011
at 05:30 PM

I would be very interested in a link to this if you could find it - thanks

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on November 23, 2011
at 04:59 PM

The idea of paleo on food network gets me excited. A paleo cooking show on the food network would be awesome. But my biggest beef is that the cooks on the food network shows have no qualification to be giving nutritional advice. It pisses me off when Rachel Ray says that the pasta is so healthy because she uses whole wheat pasta. Or or the worst was the when Alton had major weight loss and did a weight loss show about it, in which he said to only eat red meat once a week, to only eat fish and avocado's 3 times a week at most, but to eat whole grains every day.

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on November 23, 2011
at 04:28 PM

I've a few clips of it on their website. It's definitely Paleo (he interviews Taubes and Cordain), but the style of the doc is not mass-appeal. He's no Michael Moore, is all I'm saying. :)

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on November 23, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Yes, I'm in Canada and I saw that piece.

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on November 23, 2011
at 04:05 PM

This has been on my radar for a while: In Search of the Perfect Human Diet. According to the website, it's out in January. You'll see some familiar paleo names among the donors and in the trailer, but it's not clear how closely they've tracked paleo as commonly discussed here. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed it's not a low-carb manifesto ;).

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on November 23, 2011
at 04:28 PM

I've a few clips of it on their website. It's definitely Paleo (he interviews Taubes and Cordain), but the style of the doc is not mass-appeal. He's no Michael Moore, is all I'm saying. :)

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on November 26, 2011
at 03:48 PM

Check out this website. Eileen Forte would be an awesome addition to The Food Network! Watch her videos. http://paleosimplified.com/

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on November 23, 2011
at 08:14 PM

Bump, to make sure Bree gets an answer to her comment. The documentary was called "My Big Fat Diet", and it has it's own web page:

http://www.cbc.ca/thelens/bigfatdiet/

It's a starting place for your searches, at least.

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on November 23, 2011
at 04:01 PM

I don't know about any coming down the pike, but the Canadian film board or CBC or somebody did a movie on Native Americans dealing with their diabetes by going back to more traditional menu. Some clips on YouTube, I think. Search for Tlinkit diet, maybe, emphasis on British Columbia, I dunno, wish I still had a URL.

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on November 23, 2011
at 05:30 PM

I would be very interested in a link to this if you could find it - thanks

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on November 23, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Yes, I'm in Canada and I saw that piece.

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on November 23, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Bree - try this as a starting place: http://www.cbc.ca/thelens/bigfatdiet/

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on November 25, 2011
at 10:45 AM

Sorry, Bree, Minnesota. I never saw this production, either, just heard about it and saw YouTube clips.

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Huey are you in canada? Alert Bay is like a 6 hour drive for me - I head a few friends that grew up in Sointula

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on November 24, 2011
at 10:34 AM

why not develop a show on your own?

i saw this episode of Land and Sea. Sadly i will never get to try bear fat cake.

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