The Sound Fountain series on food philosophies examines our attitudes to our food and our bodies. Having said that, this first programme in the series is not about what we eat, but rather what we don’t. With the help of a Jesuit priest and a Muslim scholar, we explore the philosophies behind the practice of fasting. This is juxtaposed with stories of malnutrition from a nutritionist who has spent his life working in famine areas, studying the process of starvation. The aim of the programme is to illustrate how hunger can act as the great equaliser of people the world over.
The Sound Fountain is a torrent of ideas from award winning documentary producers Michele Ernsting and Dheera Sujan. Interesting topics approached in an unusual way. Sound montage, esoteric and tangential conversations, inner musings and atmospheric music all add up to sound surprises!
Broadcast: September 1, 2000