FOOD4ALL is a yearly festival that aims to highlight the problems of our broken food system, while at the same time celebrating hopeful and inspiring alternatives. The programme features a selection of thought-provoking documentaries, followed by interactive discussions and Q&A’s with experts. Organised by OtherWise, BoerenGroep, ILEIA, FIAN and RUW, in cooperation with Movie W.
This British documentary Local Food Roots is an inspirational immersion in local food culture, with stories that cover the urban, rural, large and small scales. The film shows examples of farmers selling directly to the public, local food distribution, community food growing and cooking, local food supply to the public sector, communities supporting local farmers and how local food culture fits in with the challenge of feeding cities.
The last two decades have seen a significant shift in UK food culture, for all sorts of reasons. We wanted to explore and document the local food angle of this story and shine the light on some of the innovation and change that has taken place since 1990.This story hasn’t yet been told and the more we thought about it, the more important it seems to be. Important, both as a celebration of what has been achieved by an extraordinarily committed group of people, and also as part of creating a more resilient future for our communities. Through interviews and footage of initiatives in action, the film explores different angles on ‘local food’ to illustrate diversity, motivations, challenges and opportunities. It also explores the context in which the local food movement has emerged in the UK, as farmers and rural businesses faced first BSE and then the Foot and Mouth Disease crisis. Starting with the organic box schemes that took off in the early 1990s, the film looks at examples of farmers selling direct, local food distribution, community food growing and cooking, local food supply to the public sector, communities supporting local farmers and how local food culture fits in with the challenge of feeding cities.
> The film will be followed by a panel debate on local food systems.
> Speakers to be announced.
> Special ticket price to be announced.