“Supersize me” is an informative and eye opening documentary about the dangers of turning into a “fast food nation.” It also raises awareness and shares insights about health and taking accountability for one’s own food choices.


Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hits the road and interviews experts in 20 U.S. cities, including Houston, the
supersizeme “Fattest City” in America. From Surgeon Generals to gym teachers, cooks to kids, lawmakers to legislators, these authorities shared their research, opinions and “gut feelings” on our ever-expanding girth. During the journey, Spurlock also put his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald’s for an entire month. The film also explores the horror of school lunch programs, declining health and physical education classes, food addictions and the extreme measures people take to lose weight and regain their health. Super Size Me is a satirical jab in the stomach, overstuffed with fat and facts about the billion-dollar industry besieged by doctors, lawyers and nutritionists alike. “Would you like fries with that?” will never sound the same.
Facilitator: Natasha Ansari
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Running time: 100 minutes
Discussion time: 80 minutes
Venue: TRC
Fee: Rs. 200