Sunday, August 17, 2014

Environmental Film Festival Melbourne: Slow Food Story w. Growing Food Project (8th Sept)

"Why should an Eskimo eat the same food as an Ethiopian? What will happen to the neighborhood trattoria? Food is as important as language, why destroy our heritage?" - Carlo Petrini

SPECIAL EFFM EVENT // SLOW FOOD TASTING
6.30 PM, MONDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

For more on the film festival, go here.


Almost thirty years ago, the announcement that McDonald’s was setting up shop in the heart of Rome, provoked large numbers of angry demonstrators. But one charismatic Italian chose a different approach — he set about creating an alternative.

Meet the ebullient Carlo Petrini, founder of ‘slow food’ — an international anti-fast food resistance movement, that aims to simultaneously preserve local traditions, agricultural diversity and the pleasure principle.

In this charming biopic, we celebrate the growth of the slow food movement, from the tiny town of Bra into a revolution, that now has roots in more than 150 countries. Alongside cheese-makers, vintners, and artisanal food folk, we toast Petrini for bringing about a change in consciousness that shook the very foundations of gastronomy.

DIRECTED BY STEFANO SARDO, ITALY, 2013, 73 MINS (WITH SUBTITLES)

SCREENS WITH: GROWING FOOD PROJECT (Rasha Tayeh, 2013) which explores Melbourne's community food movement and initiatives, where people are coming together to build, local, fair and sustainable food systems.

Here's a taste of Slow Food Story

SLOW FOOD STORY - TRAILER ENGLISH from Autlook Filmsales on Vimeo


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