Enjoy Your Meal! (2011) follows the origin of a meal prepared by renowned chefs. The film traces not only where the ingredients are coming from, but stresses also the impact on local life. Soya beans, the main food for the piglet, grow mostly in Brazil on huge tracts of land, right next to an Indian tribe. As a result, their natural habitat changes drastically. Prawns from the Philippines are cultivated by a former banker, seeing his dreams come true, but at the cost of the local fishermen. Sugar snaps in Kenya are massively exported to Europe. A visit to the land where they are grown shows the reality and how it brings people to desperate actions.
Yet, people work hard and try to make a living, mostly without even realizing the long-term impact of this industry to the people and the environment. The food on our plate tells a bigger story than we initially know. A creative documentary about how food changes the world. Enjoy your meal!
Please join us for this special pre-festival screening in the lead up to the Environmental Film Festival at Yale, which runs April 9 - April 15th.
Total Running Time: 89 minutes, followed by a moderated discussion.
Sponsored by: The Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY)
In collaboration with the exhibition, Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating, Yale Peabody Museum, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.