"Chicken Fat," a two-minute video work shown at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, NY, encouraged the audience to sing along in a community building exercise. The comedic piece was a social commentary to highlight gluttony and exercise obsession as well as the obesity problem in the US. "Chicken Fat" has struck a chord among various generations. It's been adapted here for The FilmShop, a filmmaking collective composed of documentary filmmakers, video journalists, narrative filmmakers, animators and editors. Also known as "The Youth Fitness Song," "Chicken Fat" was composed by Meredith Willson and sung by Robert Preston for President Kennedy's Physical Fitness Program. Recordings of this song were sent to school districts throughout the United States to accompany the official U.S. Physical Fitness program of the President's Council on Physical Fitness.
2010, Music Video, Short, Public Assembly, Brooklyn