A film all java lovers and baristas must catch. Barista follows the caffeine-charged world of coffee competitions. Follow the contenders of the National Barista Championship in the US as they pursue the creation of the perfect cuppa. Screened with short film Age of the Farmer.
2. Cooking Up A Tribute
What happens when Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca – listed in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” by Restaurant magazine – decides to close so they can go on a culinary road trip? Follow their adventures as the owners, the Roca brothers, travel across the Atlantic and America (in Spanish with English subtitles). Screened with short film The Last Artisans of Japan.
3. Deconstructing Dani Garcia
Dani Garcia is a famous Andalusian restauranteur and Michelin Star chef whose career was put on hold as his restaurant closes. See how this chef without a restaurant rises above it all through a remarkable transformation to set up a new restaurant. Screened with short film The Last Artisans of Japan Part 2.
4. In Search of Israeli Cuisine
A diversity of chefs, home cooks, vintners and food producers featured in this film reveals the rich food culture in Israel. A valuable insight that not only tells the story of the Israeli food scene and its people, but also a memorable study of its history and culture. Screened with short film A Portrait of Sun Wah Kee.
5. Miso Hungry
There is a saying that most Japanese people can stay slim because of their diet. Determined to find out, Craig Anderson – an overweight comedian and fast-food aficionado – goes on a 12-week diet of Japanese food. Will he succeed? Will he find new love in healthier foods? Or will he go back to junk-food bingeing? Find out in Miso Hungry. Screened with short film The Timmy Brothers.
6. Seeds of Time
Seeds of Time raises the question of food sustainability for our future generations and explores how climate change is threatening our agriculture. Follow conservationist Cary Fowler as he builds the world’s first global seed vault on the Arctic circle in this beautifully-filmed documentary. Screened with short film Back Home for Dinner.
Your perception of taste will change after you watch this film. Gathering food and taste experts, chefs, food conservationists and food artists, this film looks at the many meanings your palate can convey. Screened with short film A Way of Life.
8. The Birth of Sake
Explore Japan’s dedication and passion of making world-class sake in this cinematic documentary. You will appreciate that cup of sake even more the next time, when you see how the group of manual labourers at Yoshida Brewery brave the brutal winter and unusual working conditions to preserve this 2000-year-old tradition in Japan. Screened with short film Reunion.