Food stories through the eye of the lens….
Film is an intriguing, story telling tool. An unread book that is written and brought to life by it’s operator and the very people it captures.
Here at TYF we are passionate about the educational power of the stories we tell. How they help us shape and understand our world and our place in it’s future. We would like to share an exciting example of this educational tool by showcasing, through The Centre for Ecoliteracy, a weekly web series produced by The Perennial Plate, dedicated to ‘adventurous and sustainable eating across America. A series where we can appreciate the use of film as an indispensable tool in sharing ideas, adventure and passion.
The main focus of this epic road trip was to discover ‘real food stories’ in every corner of the States and has produced 50 short films over the space of a year. These filmic stories are full of colourful characters, vivid stories and infectious passion. “They take us ranching in Montana, urban gardening in New Orleans, shiitake growing in Arkansas, seaweed harvesting in Maine and dumpster diving in Virginia.” The magic of this project lies in how close to home and visible peoples innovative ideas for food and its production become. Making the alien to some, an educational friend.
Heres a link to highlights of the series and if that takes your fancy then check out the website to watch the films in full. http://vimeo.com/42546762#
In the words of Ecoliteracy, we would like to ask: Is there a food story in your neck of the woods that deserves to be told? Where would you go on your own culinary road trip?
We would love to hear from you guys…….
………three two one Action!