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“[Tackles] some of the most critical issues we face. INGREDIENTS could not have come at a better time.” Sam Kass, chef to Barack and Michele Obama
Inspiring and rich, INGREDIENTS unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the chefs, farmers and activists transforming our broken food system. This upbeat, beautifully-photographed film introduces us to the verdant farms and pioneering restaurants where good food is produced and served. From innovative farm-to-table programs in Harlem to picturesque sheep farms in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, INGREDIENTS shows the heart of an alternative food system – healthy, sustainable and tasty.
Through interviews with world-class chefs such as Alice Waters and Greg Higgins and sustainability-minded farmers in Oregon, New York and Ohio, INGREDIENTS weaves an uplifting tale that is equal parts earthy rebellion and mouth-watering homage.
Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth and directed by Robert Bates, INGREDIENTS is a fun, open-minded film that will satiate both veteran slow-food fans and the uninitiated alike.
Extended Interview with Alice Waters; Slow Food vs. Fast Food; 4 Seasonal Stories
Official Selection Hawaii International Film Festival
Official Selection Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection Washington D.C. International Film Festival
“Beautifully made and photographed…Highly recommended!” –The Independent
“Local food is the most interesting trend of our time… This ﬁlm captures the intrigue.”—Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author, Eaarth
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Posted in Docurama, Environmental Issues, Holiday Sale, Social Issues | Tagged activists, alice waters, alternative food system, chef, farmers, farms, food system, genre: documentary, greg higgins, healthy, local food, local food movement, restaurants, roots, sheep farm, sustainable, tasty