Narrative Short Food
Yilan, a taste of home
Hsing-Ying Tseng / Taiwan (18'31'')
Crossed a half of the globe, Andoni and his pals travelled from Basque country to Yilan to share Basque culinary culture and place identity in a forum. Before the journey, Yilan might be merely an unknown spot on the map for them. However, while they stepped on the earth of Yilan, followed the local guild to harvest tea in the hillside, visited traditional morning market, and tasted signature local dishes, what impressed them the most was not the cultural differences, but a group of young entrepreneurs who devote themselves to the land and fight for their dreams.
Aleix Vilardebo / Spain (7'29'')
Joseba Cruz is a free soul. Through a road trip to the land of his childhood, Joseba unveils how and why he threw off the shackles of 3 stars restaurants to reinvent the concept of haute cuisine.
Through the lens
Costanza La Bruna / Italy (15')
"Through the Lens" means through the microscope lens, but also through the lentil, Lens culinaris. The double meaning becomes the dual intention of telling a millenary tradition preserved in the hands and memory of elderly peasants on the small volcanic islands gravitating around Sicily.
Iara Lee / Burkina Faso (30')
Burkinabè Bounty, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso—a small, landlocked country in West Africa. Showcasing activist farmers, students, artists, and leaders in the local Slow Food movement, the film looks at how the Burkinabè people are reclaiming their land and defending their traditions against the encroachment of corporate agriculture. From women gaining economic independence by selling "dolo" beer, to youth marching in the streets against companies like Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians reviving the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, Burkinabè Bounty shows the creative tactics people are using to take back control of their food, seeds, and future.
Michele Trentini, Andrea Colbacchini /
From the Alpine and Dolomite landscapes of the Rendena Valley and the Vanoi Valley, to the Mediterranean-like scenery of the Alto Garda, this documentary focuses on the agri-food practices that are closely related to the care for the territory and its biodiversity, such as the harvest and conservation of wild herbs, and the production of Alpine butter and extra virgin olive oil. The images and voices of those who chose sustainable small-scale food production, intertwine with those of a renowned chef in an urban context with an international flair who relies on the simplicity and proximity of those products using them with mastery and a sense of limits.
If I can eat an idea
Simone Pierini, Flaminia Cardini /
The "Alduccio" food truck is open from morning until late at night. The kitchen on four wheels churns out daily fresh market food cooked in an unique way by the chef - artist, who used to live between Bosa (Sardinia) and London. It’s settled on the forgotten bank of the Temo River, a special environment which thanks to "Alduccio" has come back to life.