A Soylent Green Night

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

Any of you too young to understand the allusion to Soylent Green, it is a 1973 dystopian film in which the title refers to a pre-packaged food substitute. Briefly, in 2022, 40 million people live in New York City where housing is dilapidated and food and working technology are scarce. Most of the population survives on rations produced by the Soylent Corporation. Their latest product is Soylent Green, a green wafer advertised to contain “high-energy plankton” from the oceans of the world, but in short supply. Truth is, Soylent Green is actually made out of people.

I often wonder, when I pass one of these factories out in the middle of the desert, what they are processing late at night.

8 thoughts on “A Soylent Green Night

  1. Awesome night image Emilio/Paul 🙂 I remember that movie and I wouldn’t put it past companies like Archer Daniels Midland to make a product similar to Soylent Green. After all we’ve all seen when they tried to pass off “pink slime” as hamburger meat. Superb work my friend.

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    1. I understand not wanting to eat the green, but do you honestly know what the yellow is made from? I have my suspicions.

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