Around the world in eight short food documentaries.
Curated with a curious foodie audience in mind, this programme brings together food stories from Mali, Canada, China and beyond.
Meet the latest intake at the Gansu Dingle Noodle School in Lanzhou, China, where students learn the art and business of making hand-pulled noodles. Follow people hunting for snails, foraging mushrooms, tapping maple trees for their syrup, and setting up a roadside chicken rotisserie. Hear from the men on the meat-packing line at a plant in Jeromesville, Ohio, about how they situate their labour in their own minds, and bodies.
These films and more present a kind of constellation of ideas about what food is, or means: a cultural inheritance, craft, a job, a path out of the lowest rungs of society to a more stable future.
Warning: this programme includes footage of animal butchery.
£1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events. Members do not pay booking fees.
(US/China 2018 Dir Jia Li 16 min)
(Mali 2015 Dir Habib Yazdi 3 min)
Sugar Shack Tales
(Canada 2016 Dir Nicolas Paquet 15 min)
(US 2023 Dir Lydia Cornett 7 min)
(US 2018 Dirs Guille Isa, Angello Faccini 11 min)
Sketches of Mushrooms
(US 2023 Dir Jia Li 10 min)
The Raw and the Cooked
(Taiwan 2022 Dirs Lisa Marie Malloy, Dennis Zhou 20 min)
End of the Season
(US 2020 Dir Jason Evans 13 min)
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