Stories That Matter 2017: Bugs | Durian Picking
Will insects be the new superfood? For the past three years a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab, made up of chefs and researchers Josh Evans, Ben Reade and Roberto Flore, has been travelling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say.
Throughout the team’s experiences and conversations, some hard questions start to emerge. If industrially produced insects become the norm, will they be as delicious and as beneficial as the ones in diverse, resilient ecosystems and cuisines around the world? And who will actually benefit as insects are scaled up? Are insects a mirror that reflects our broken food systems, or the silver bullet that will fix them?
About Andreas Johnsen
Andreas Johnsen has made a number of documentaries as both a director and a producer since 2002. His films have been shown around the world in many festivals and on television in Denmark and abroad. His film Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case was nominated at IDFA’s “Feature Length Competition”, nominated in Berlin 2014 at Cinema for Peace Awards and won the Danish Film Critics Award 2014. The film was selected for over 15 film festivals, and was sold to BBC and seven other territories. In April 2016 his latest film BUGS premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.
In the wee hours of the morning, Kray Chen follows his durian obsessed father into the jungle, where they meet other equally passionate durian lovers looking for the fruit in the wild. This quirky short film captures the eccentric rituals of those willing to go the extra mile for their favorite fruit, providing a welcome alternative portrait of urban Singapore.
About Kray Chen
Kray Chen is a visual artist based in Singapore. His works deal largely with lived experience and corporeality, reflecting on the psyche of a place caught between traditions and modernization.
Objectifs presents Stories That Matter, a programme that looks
at critical issues in our world through photography and film. This
year, the programme features the theme 'Conspicuous Consumption' where
different ideas regarding patterns of consumption and their effects will
From food sustainability to the ethics of trophy hunting, these
independent documentaries look at the ways in which our habits of
consumption affect the world around us. Hailing from Myanmar to South
Africa, these films are powerful statements that seek to inform and
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