1 minute 57 seconds

A parable of enough.
This machinima short highlights the exploitation and abuse of those with less than enough to feed the desires of those with more than enough.

You may not know this
but in Bangladesh alot of people are starving,
and when they get close to death they secrete a hormone called FMH.
It's called Fat Mobilisation Hormone,
and it lifts the fat out of the bone marrow.
It's the last act before death of starvation.
Now, there's a little team of doctors,
about 30 of them,
mostly American some Australian,
running around collecting their urine,
if you're close enough to death,
and out of the urine they get FMH.
They bring it back to America and Australia
and they inject it into fat ladies
to make them a bit thinner,
and they make alot of money doing it.
Now, I have a better idea and we can set this up:
We have a trip to Bangladesh for overweight ladies,
and we'll get quite low prices,
and of course we don't feed them,
and we fly them to Bangladesh,
and we tip them all out,
and we load up twice as many really thin ladies,
and so we fly all them back to Australia and America.
Now, when they've fattened up half way but are not yet obese,
the fat ones are down to where they're not starving but they're no longer obese,
and we fly them all home again.
And I think that's better than having to kill someone just to get the hormone.
Don't you think?
Isn't it nice to think people harvest from misery?
It's actually disgusting.

Voice by Bill Mollison
Recorded at Melbourne University Permaculture Design Course 2005.

Background film by Mike Whittaker
from 'An Unfashionable Tragedy' by John Ingram and John Pilger.

Lionhead Movies graphics software.
Modifications by Sebastian Fraas

Music by h0-x.

Sounds from freesound

Machine6 by Vitriolic
Cinematic Deep Bass Rumble and Discordant Voices by erh.
Dronetail 03 by jovica.
Airline Approach and Airline Ascends by heigh-hoo.
Passenger Jet Departs by digifishmusic.

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