…tomatoes from the truck go through a water canal to wash them. Those in the basket are for grading.
…they are subjected into a thorough wash. I love those bubbles!
…then through a panel container for another bath.
A few days ago, I watched the film Hunger—Steve McQueen’s portrayal of Bobby Sands, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) member who led the 1981 Irish hunger strike and participated in the no wash protest in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status.
Although a fictional documentary, the movie is bone-shaking and overflowing with haunting images. Speaking of filth and darkness, my sense of smell and sensitivity is wary while watching this film. It is graphic both in its depiction of the failing human body and in its staging of prison beatings and humiliations.Even if you don’t agree with the beliefs of the IRA, you can’t help but admire the courage and tenacity of the inmates in fighting for what they believe.
This is not an easy film to watch, but the story is worth remembering—choosing a painful death all because of a profound dedication and belief; all for independence.