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London Feeds Itself (U*) + Panel  

Eat The Screen

A woman stands in front of her house in a still from Feeding Lewisham

A selection of shorts curated in partnership with food writer and editor of London Feeds Itself Jonathan Nunn. 

There are two versions of London's food culture: the one of restaurant reviews; and the other, where Londoners usually eat.

London's vernacular food culture can often be found in its margins, in its outer areas and suburbs, spaces like shopping centres, caffs and markets, where Londoners eat, sell, produce and distribute food every day without fanfare.  

These spaces and people have often been documented on film – feature films, news reports, short films, or amateur videos. We provide a selection for you here, documenting how London has fed itself during the past 50 years – from the affect of development on allotments to the contemporary Latin American food scene at Elephant and Castle and passion for the beigels of the East End.

Followed by a discussion with food writer Jonathan Nunn, Deidre ‘Dee’ Woods, Valerie Rosa and Ruby Tandoh.

Tagged with: Cinema Eat The Screen

Total event running-time: 2hrs approx.  

With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive.



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