Eat, Move, Learn

Posted by Sooz on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | No Comments

Earlier this week we shared a short film with you called Learn. Today we want to focus on the last two clips in this series. These films are Eat and Move. Again, the film makers are three young men who summarise their work this way,

“3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films….  = a trip of a lifetime.”

The film Eat is a global epicuran adventure. Notice the colors, try to smell what the air must smell like, taste the food with your mind. How does it make you feel? What dish would you most like to try?

In every culture around the world, food is a source of nourishment for the body and the soul. We use it to express ourselves, to celebrate, to build community and a sense of family connection. Food is a powerful source of beauty, love and life. So much is communicated in a dish prepared with skill and love. It is truly an art form when approached with passion and heart.

Watch this short film and consider the role of food in your life. How can you change the way you eat to be more of a celebration or a source of joy and connection? What can you do as a person/couple/family to make eating together more healthy and fun? Can you explore some new types of food or research some new recipes to exercise your creative muscles? Be a bold explorer in the world of food and see what you discover! It will be good for you – body, soul, and spirit.

 A few suggestions for your table:

  • Put love into everything you make, it is a perfect way to communicate to people how much you care about them. Some people even believe that the body knows what food is prepared with love and what is not, and digests it accordingly.
  • Make things beautiful – as they say “presentation is 90% of the meal.” Let food become your artwork.
  • Look for ways to celebrate around a meal. Family meals can become a cultural lesson and an adventure. Take the opportunity to congratulate a family member or friend around the table. Find the joy in celebrating mealtime!

The next film is Move. Again, the adventure continues as we enjoy a walk around the world. This film moves very quickly and deserves to be watched a few times. I stopped it often to soak in the beauty and truly appreciate each clip. This video calls you to get up and move!

Walking, running, dancing – giving our bodies a form of expression and release is a vital part of staying healthy and being human. Too often we are stuck at a desk or in an office all day. Too few are the opportunities to move.This film makes me want to go. It also reminds me of the profund beauty all around us and the wonderful opportunities to explore, if we will only take them. Let it inspire you to move, to travel, to explore your own backyard.

A “Good” Idea:

View all three of these short films again. Let them stay with you, inspire you, “move” you!

Leave a Reply