BUGS

Documentary Competition

World Premiere

Denmark | 74 MINUTES

BUGS

Documentary

Although scientists and agribusiness have started touting edible insects as the future of sustainable food, the notion of eating bugs hasn’t exactly gained much popularity among the general public. Head Chef Ben Reade and Lead Researcher Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab in Denmark are looking to change that. With a focus on food diversity and deliciousness, they set out on a globe-trotting mission to take on the politics of the palate, sampling grubs in the Australian outback, pillaging giant wasp nests in Japan and attending food expos where entrepreneurs pitch their flavorless farmed crickets. Along the way, they put their own haute cuisine spin on local insect delicacies, whipping up dishes like cricket and grasshopper ravioli, maggot cheese gelato and bee larva ceviche.



Equal parts culinary documentary, political conversation starter and travelogue, filmmaker Andreas Johnsen’s absorbing documentary sets out to unearth the role bugs will play in the future of agriculture and to break down the cultural barriers keeping insects off our plates.



—Ian Hollander

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Andreas Johnsen

Director, producer and owner of Rosforth Films, autodidact Andreas Johnsen has a sharp mind and a big heart for subcultures. He points his camera towards the ground, sees what moves at the edge of society's norms and often at the edge of the law.

Director
Andreas Johnsen
Screenwriter
Andreas Johnsen
Producer
Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Editor
Menno Boerema
Associate Producer
Sidsel Lønvig Siersted
Cinematographer
Andreas Johnsen
Composer
Spacelab
Co-Producer
Femke Wolting (NL), Bruno Felix (NL), Stefan Kloos (DE), Hanne Phlypo (BE)
Producer Assistant
Kirstine Barfod
Sound Designer
Philip Flindt
Additional Editor
Per Sandholt
Cast
Ben Reade, Josh Evans, Roberto Flore

CONTACTS

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