Screen­ing: Bugs

Salt Galata

November 27, 2016 15.00

Bugs 2016 <i>Bugs</i> (2016) filminden bir kare ©Danish Documentary Production
Still from Bugs (2016) ©Danish Documentary Production
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Bugs (2016)
Director: Andreas Johnsen
74 minutes

A team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab travelled the world for 3 years, learning what some of the 2 billion people who already eat insects have to say about the unique food culture. In Bugs (2016), director Andreas Johnsen follows the team as they forage, farm, cook and taste insects with communities in Europe, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and more. Throughout the team’s time in the field, in the lab, and at farm visits and international conferences, some hard questions begin to emerge. If industrially produced insects become the norm, will they be as delicious and as beneficial as the ones in diverse, resilient ecosystems and cuisines around the world? And who will actually benefit as insects are scaled up?

Are insects a mirror that reflects our broken food systems, or the silver bullet that will fix them?