We feed the world

We feed the world

Documentary | 2005

Every day in Vienna the amount of unsold bread sent back to be disposed of is enough to supply Austria‘s second-largest city, Graz. Around 350,000 hectares of agricultural land, above all in Latin America, are dedicated to the cultivation of soybeans to feed Austria‘s livestock while one quarter of the local population starves.
WE FEED THE WORLD is a film about food and globalisation, fishermen and farmers, long-distance lorry drivers and high-powered corporate executives, the flow of goods and cash flow–a film about scarcity amid plenty. With its unforgettable images, the film provides insight into the production of our food and answers the question what world hunger has to do with us.
Interviewed are not only fishermen, farmers, agronomists, biologists and the UN‘s Jean Ziegler, but also the Director of production at Pioneer, the world‘s largest seed company, as well as Peter Brabeck, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé International, the largest food company in the world.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer
Script: Erwin Wagenhofer
D.O.P.: Erwin Wagenhofer
Sound: Helmut Junker
Editing: Erwin Wagenhofer
Music: Helmut Neugebauer
Producer: Helmut Grasser
Production Company: Allegro Film
Protagonists: Jean Ziegler
Franz Epp
Hans Schrank
Hans Manhart
Dominique Cleuziou
Thierry Martin
Philippe Cleuziou u.a.
Technical data: 96 min. / Colour / Multilingual / Mini DV / 35mm, 1:1,85 / Dolby SR
Festivals: Toronto Int'l FF 2005
Amsterdam IDFA 2005 - in competition
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2006
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2006
Singopore Int'l Film Festival 2006
Warschau Planete Doc Review – Festival of World Documentary Film) 2006
Moskau Int'l Film Festival 2006
Melbourne Inte'l Film Festival
Vancouver Int'l Film Festival 2006
Turin Cinemambiente - International Environmental Film Festival 2006
Stockholm TEMPO Documentary Festival 2006
Copenhagen cph:dox 2006
Oslo Eurodok 2006 a.o.
Awards: Motovun Film Festival: Amnesty International Human Rights Award for thematizing human rights" and "FIPRESCI" Award
Special Mention at Cinemambiente - International Film Festival
Funds: Austrian Film Institute
Vienna Film Fund
World sales: Celluloid Dreams
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