Chicken a la Carte: A dish that will make you cry
Hunger and Globalization
My friends here at hubpages, I’m sure, you will have something to say about this short film.
The week that passed, I received a video entitled: Chicken a la Carte. At first glance, I thought: “What’s the big deal about Chicken a la Carte? It’s just chicken. All around the National Capital Region are chicken dishes from Baliwag Chicken to Jolly Bee Chicken to McDonald to KFC, etc. Why a special video, I asked. Then I continued reading: Chicken a la Carte: A short film about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization.
Hubpages is a space for serious writers and I am very sure that most of you who will watch this short film here will say something, even if you don’t leave a comment immediately.
The film I’m sharing here doesn’t belong to the fiction genre. It is a social commentary of things that are true.
When I showed this film to students who have the comfort of their homes, I saw some of them sniffing.
After the film they said: “How can this be true?” I said, if you are free on a certain day any time soon, let’s go to the poorest area in the city. And when they went on an exposure visit to the poorest areas, they said they couldn’t believe that hunger is real in our country.
Hunger is the sister or brother of powerlessness. Powerlessness is at the core of a society that has generally grown numb to the pain and deprivation of others. The present societal structures tend to globalize Poverty. While we have time, we want to help restore the wealth of meanings to our society. In the words of a Jesuit priest, “We are experiencing a poverty of meanings all over the world”.That's why we are in this kind of society now. How true!
Back to the students who cried. Why the tears, I asked. Most of them said this:
I feel so bad that I have a lot of choices as far as food is concerned and here are children who are so happy to have food from the restaurant’s bin.
The students’ reflections were surely signs that social consciousness raising is not a hopeless effort.
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