Food Fight: the history of war told through culinary carnage

0 Posted by - February 29, 2008 - Blog

This isn't your typical middle school mealtime melee. Stefan Nadelman's Food Fight is a short film that uses stop motion animation and food—a whole lotta food—to portray the last 60 years of global armed conflict.

Food Fight

From the film's website:

Food Fight is an abridged history of 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.

I had a blast trying to figure out the symbolism, some of which is more obvious than others. If you don't have the patience to keep up with the mass of meaty metaphors, a cheat sheet is available to help you identify the tasty cast members. (Hint: the heaps of beef stroganoff represent the succulent Soviets.)

Update: Boing Boing TV has posted a captioned version of Food Fight for the “history-impared”—their words, not mine.

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