'That Sugar Film' is a highly informative, quirkily presented, Australian documentary, which makes a case that the health fad of the past 30 years, which has demonized fats and has tended to minimize the perils of sugar may have contributed to the obesity epidemic now occurring worldwide, in a direct challenge to some otly-
contested ideas of what constitutes a "healthy diet".
In an ironic hommage to 'Super Size Me', the successful Independent Film by Morgan Spurlock, who ate nothing but McDonald's for a month - with drastic consequences to his health, Australian actor-director, Damon Gameau films an experiment, during which he eats only food advertised as "healthy".
In doing so, he reveals to the audience the bitter truth about sugar, which is hidden in freshly squeezed juices, low-fat yogurt, granola, protein bars and other perceived "health foods".
The film shows the changes that occur with the body of a young man on this diet. Before the experiment, he had had never had problems controlling his weight...toward the end, he's looking paunchy.
Gameau takes us on location to the sites of industrial food manufacturers, uncovering many little-known facts about what we should really be afraid of, lurking on supermarket shelves.
TPS was created in 2011, in time for our first 9/11 Truth Marathon. Many thanks to Jim and SkyBlueEyes for helping with the background design and layout and Sky, BP, IC Freedom and others for all the hours spent in the Conference room for our Popcorn & Movie Topic Nights.