Food Fight is an abridged history of American-centric war, from World War II to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict. Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination in this chronologically re-enacted smorgasbord of aggression.
Although I’m a huge fan of animation, I have to say that viewing the film left me uneasy, as I watched the Holocaust reduced to shots of menacing pretzels blasting matzohs to smithereens, or Hiroshima rendered as a hamburger patty laying waste to rows of sushi. It was difficult not to conclude that the use of food as proxies for human beings to stage scenes of violence and death trivializes catastrophic human suffering, leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth. The final scene though provokes reflection on the senseless waste of war, as toiling ants move in when the conflict ceases.
Click here to view Food Fight.
(Hat tip to Boing Boing.)