Eat The Screen
Films to Feed Conversations About Food.
Food is at the heart of so many of today’s most urgent topics: the cost-of-living crisis, climate change, biodiversity loss. The recent pandemic also focussed our attention on the subject – at home cooking, the meaning of a shared meal, a much-missed local restaurant.
Through a hand-picked selection of short films, features and documentaries, this season engages a variety of contemporary conversations around farming, food waste, food sovereignty, meat consumption, and the power of supermarkets.
It also maps out, on film, a London ‘landscape’ of food; celebrates the joy of food and eating; and answers a general curiosity on the subject, from snail-hunting in Taiwan to maple syrup tapping in Canada and mushroom foraging in China.
Eat The Screen: Meat
Step inside one of America’s largest meat processing works.
Senior Community Screening: Alcarràs
Based in the director’s own experience growing up on a peach farm, and spiralling out into fiction, this complex, sensitive film considers the pressures of market forces; plus a short Egyptian film.
Eat The Screen: The Villians
Meet four Italian holdouts against commercial farming and the homogenization of food culture – all “villains” in the eyes of corporate agribusiness and EU lawmakers.
Eat The Screen: Alcarràs
Based in the director’s own experience growing up on a peach farm, but spiralling out into fiction, this complex, sensitive film considers the pressures of market forces on a family farm.
Eat The Screen: The Gleaners and I
A film interviewing an array of foragers, freegans and activists all upholding the ancient French tradition of “gleaning”.
Eat The Screen: Short Cuts
Around the world in eight short food documentaries.
Eat The Screen: Come Back Anytime
A properly heart-warming film about the role of food, and restaurants, in creating community.
Eat The Screen: London Feeds Itself + Panel
A selection of shorts curated in partnership with food writer and editor of London Feeds Itself Jonathan Nunn.
Eat The Screen: Food Coop + ScreenTalk
Take a peek inside the legendary Park Slope Food Coop.
Eat The Screen x SAFAR: Foragers + Soup Over... ScreenTalk
For centuries, Palestinians have used za’atar (wild oregano) and ‘akkoub (a thistle-like plant) in their cooking. Join SAFAR at their closing screening, a double-bill of films about food and politics.