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New Chefs on the Block - Two Chefs Struggle to Open Their First Restaurants
An intimate, multi-year portrait of two chefs and their staffs in Washington, DC who struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. The film begins with each restaurant under construction and follows them through their first year of business. Against…
What's With Wheat - Tracing the Causes and Effects of Gluten Intolerance
A hard hitting investigation into the growing epidemic of wheat & gluten intolerance. Why is it that after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems today? WHAT'S WITH WHEAT provides an in…
The Gateway Bug - Feeding Humanity in an Uncertian Age
Over 2 billion people on earth eat insects for protein. THE GATEWAY BUG explores how changing daily eating habits can feed humanity in an uncertain age, one meal at a time. Winner at the American Conservation Film Festival . Official…
Sugar Coated - Investigating PR Tactics Implemented by the Food Industry
Sugar Coated examines the various public relations tactics that the food industry has employed over the years to beat back accelerating concerns about the toxicity of sugar. Its starting point is a secret PR campaign the industry devised in the…
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10 Billion: What's on your Plate? - Meeting the Demands Population Growth
In this century alone the world population will increase to 10 billion. Where do we get enough food for that many people? How do we stop mankind from destroying the very foundation of its food source? Valentin Thurn travels the…
The Story of German Beer
This documentary looks at the history of beer starting with the Sumerians who invented it 5,000 years ago. Prince Luitpold of Bavaria: if Germany were still a monarchy, this member of the House of Wittelsbach would be King of Bavaria.…
The Apple Pushers - Five Immigrant Street Vendors Bring Fresh Fruit to New York City
Narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, THE APPLE PUSHERS follows immigrant street vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into the neighborhoods in New York where finding a fresh red ripe apple can be a serious challengs. Through…
Soul Of A Banquet - The Matriarch of Modern Chinese Cooking
In this mouth-watering documentary, director Wayne Wang ( The Joy Luck Club ) profiles Cecilia Chiang, the matriarch of modern Chinese cooking, as she relates her fascinating history and cooks up a sumptuous, once-in-a-lifetime banquet. "A mind-bendingly hunger-inducing piece of…
Caviar Dreams - How Caviar Became a Delicacy
Originally, caviar (i.e. sturgeon eggs) - the world's most desired delicacy - was a food of the poor. Over time, it became strictly reserved for the likes of Russian Czars and royalty throughout the world. Nowadays, it has become synonymous…
SOMM: Into the Bottle - The History of Wine Through 10 Bottles
By opening ten very different bottles, filmmaker Jason Wise examines the history of wine, including its production, the ageing process, and what makes some better than others. "For anyone curious about the inner workings of the wine trade and the…
Our Blood Is Wine - Georgian Winemaking Traditions
Filmmaker Emily Railsback and sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. Official Selection at the…
Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story
Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only…
Meat - A Look at the Production of Consumer Meat Products
MEAT traces the process through which cattle and sheep become consumer goods. It depicts the processing and transportation of meat products by a highly automated packing plant, illustrating important points and problems in the area of production, transportation, logistics, equipment…
Mondovino: The Series - The Human Drama (And Comedy) of Wine-Making
This multi-generation, globe-trotting saga covers not only the entire gamut of wine making, but wine's place in a treacherously globalized and hyper-marketed world. From the billionaire power brokers of Napa Valley, to the aristocratic rivalries of competing Florentine dynasties, to…
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Veni, Vidi, Vendidi
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina: the New Wine World, but with age-old conflicts. What's at stake for indigenous people and foreign investors? How do the European-American conflicts play out in South America?
Et tu Brute...
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
The Tuscan saga continues: betrayal, redemption, and globalization: Italian-style. The two families fight it out for the hand of America's Mondavi family. But who's the real winner and who's the real loser? And what does it mean for U.S.-European relations…
Crossing the Rubicon
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
The Antinori and Frescobaldi families have dominated the political and economic life of Tuscany for a thousand years. For the past thirty, they've concentrated all their resources in wine. The tensions and conflicts underlying the two ruling families resemble a…
All Roads Lead to Rome
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
How would a grape respond under psychoanalysis? Jean-Louis Laplanche, world-renowned psychiatrist and Freud translator, is the owner of the Chateau de Pommard in Burgundy. Yet his peculiarity does not compare with that of the husband-and-wife psychiatric team who bought and…
Quo Vademus
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
If wine is unique as a mirror of human complexity, and the only product capable of improving over seventy to eighty years, then how is enduring youth achieved? California and Paris compete over the fountain of youth.
The Appian Way
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
An intimate, revealing portrait of Robert Parker, whose reviews dictate the fate of much of the wine world, from California to London to Chile.