Food Docs

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Searching for Umami

55m 42s

Dani García offers a tribute to one of his gastronomic idols, Nobu Matsuhisa, the main exponent of Japanese cuisine worldwide. An element is present in his kitchen, umami, which provokes different interpretations among chefs around the world. Taking advantage of the company of the best Spanish chefs gathered for this event, the documentary, in addition to reflecting on those days, tries to explore the opinions of each of them about Umami.

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The Food Race - Pesticides, GMOs and Organic Farming on the Test

51m 31s

The world’s food supply becomes more and more imbalanced. One billion people are starving, every second a child dies of hunger or its consequences. At the same time food production is at its peak, the demand for meat is growing not only in the industrial world. Up to 30% of the world’s harvest is ruined by diseases or pests and less than half ends up on our plate. This film reveals the causes and impacts and tries to find solutions how we can feed up to nine billion people in the next 35 years.

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The Obsession with Food

40m 16s

Some people eat only fruit, some only meat, some only raw food, and some only at certain times of day. More and more people are obsessed with what they eat and in some cases this becomes a genuine illness.

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Food Patriots

1h 13m

Many consumers are concerned about the disconnect between food and health. Touched by their high school football player son’s battle with an antibiotic resistant super-bug filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz take a closer look at what is in their food and what anyone can do to make healthier choices in their own homes, schools and communities. This film shows how one family tries to shift away from fast, processed food-like substances and toward more fresh, local and organic choices.

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The scientist, the imposter and Stalin: How to feed the people

54m 34s

Two extraordinary human destinies, caught up in the implacable political machinery of the burgeoning Soviet Union of the 1920s, prey to famine. Based on hitherto unreleased archives, this incredible scientific controversy takes on its full significance at a time when the whole world is wondering how on Earth it can feed the people of tomorrow.

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Raising Resistance

54m 22s

Beautifully shot and interweaving interviews with scenes from soy fields in Paraguay, Raising Resistance explores Latin American farmers’ struggle against the expanding production of genetically modified soy in South America. Biotechnology, mechanisation, and herbicides have radically changed the lives of small farmers in Latin America. For farmers in Paraguay this means displacement from their land, loss of basic food supplies, and a veritable fight for survival.

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The Carnivore's Dilemma

52m 29s

In this film, first-time father and prize-winning journalist Benoît Bringer investigates whether we should still eat meat. As the population grows and the pressure to provide cheap food increases, there has been a drive towards relentless productivity and industrialized farming. Animal cruelty, major health issues and environmental damage are inevitable consequences. We can all see the problem. But are there alternatives?

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Another Way

1h 07m

A citizen experience developing new models of partnership between consumers and farmers has the power to change society. Through food, which concerns everyone, the CSA experience has put the human factor back at the center of discussions. Can we become agents of change?

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Transgenic Wars

51m 45s

The march towards the dominance of GM products in agriculture started 15 years ago but where will it end? Today in Argentina all agriculture is transgenic but after 15 years the weeds have adapted and the Glyphosate no longer works. In response farmers have started using hazardous chemicals in an indiscriminate and unregulated manner. In some areas the rate of serious genetic deformities in children has exploded. We meet the families and doctors convinced that living so close farms is the cause.

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Camargue's White Gold

25m 30s

The Camargue Biosphere Reserve in the French Mediterranean rivers is a wetland of international importance known as Ramsar by the UNESCO. This beautiful land is the home of an incredibly diverse nature.

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Is Sugar The New Fat?

44m 01s

Sugar! What’s not to like? But what if you were told sugar is the big contributor a worldwide explosion in obesity, diabetes, and something called ‘metabolic syndrome’? What if you discovered sugar is addictive? And what if you discovered that the sweet stuff is added to way more food products than you ever imagined?

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THE LADY IN RED - Tomatoes of Senegal

52m 10s

Through the success of a partnership between 14,000 Senegalese tomato producers and a French industrialist, the film shows how an original development model based on dialogue, consensus, a respect for human values and the sharing of wealth can offer hope in the face of liberalism and globalisation.

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