Playing ‘food games’ with international aid

Oxfam America has released an eery, fairytale-ish new video to call attention to US policy on international food aid. Titled “Food Games,” the video shows a Republican and Democratic couple waging a very stylish and darkly cinematographic food fight. Oxfam America says on their blog,

“The video is a gamble, trying something new. It’s not a typical style for Oxfam. And it’s very atmospheric, rather than explanatory. We think the waste and corruption in the US international food aid program is an outrage and fundamentally means that desperately poor and vulnerable people do not get the assistance they should. But getting attention to this problem and—even harder—getting policy reform has been a big challenge.”

Check out the video and tell us what you think.