Sacrifices for the Film Deities
BY CYNDI GREENING, PHOENIX, USA -- I'm in Los Angeles for the weekend, talking with editor Jason Behnke about the documentary he is working on and the FilmZambia projects. An editor for eight years, Jason offered some very encouraging words about the projects and made suggestions on getting them out there.
For excitement, he took me to a health food restaurant, LEAF CUISINE. On the way over, he told me that everything they made was raw. Nothing cooked. And, it was vegan and organic. Very healthy, he tells me. Good for my body. So, off we go for dinner. When we get there, I am a little chilly so I order the bowl of Apple Spice Oatmeal and a side of Hummus with Flax Seed Crackers. Imagine my shock after my first bite of oatmeal ... it was cold. Uncooked. Raw. The flavor was good but I couldn't get over the temperature. We won't even talk about the hummus and crackers. He ate the curried wrap. The "wrap" is a big lettuce leaf. I told Jason that I had been planning on ordering the Miso Soup because I was chilly . I asked him if the soups were cold, too. Yep, he says.
So, we went back to his condo to work a while longer. (On the way home, I was able to stop for Diet Pepsi, so I was at least moderately appeased. I tried to buy ice cream but he wouldn't let me. He agreed to take me for frozen yogurt later.) So, later, we went to PINKBERRY for a frozen treat. It's real unsweeted frozen yogurt with fruit. Tangy. So, I'm freezing my fanny off and eating totally healthy in L.A. The sacrifices we make for our films!