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The Fruit Hunters Documentary + Fruit Auction for Refugee Community Kitchen
Fri 23 September 2016, 18:30 – 21:00 BST
Please note - doors at 6pm, The Fruit Hunters film starts at 6.30pm prompt. Fruit Auction from 8pm.
Yung Chang / Canada / 2012 / Cert PG / 95mins
You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of this fascinating documentary from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight).
The Fruit Hunters travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. Our guides are devoted fruit fanatics. Movie star Bill Pullman’s obsession leads him on a crusade to create a community orchard in the Hollywood Hills. Adventurers Noris Ledesma and Richard Campbell scour the jungle for rare mangos, hoping to intervene before the plants are steamrolled by industrialization. Pioneering scientist Juan Aguilar races to breed bananas resistant to a deadly fungus that threatens the worldwide crop. And fruit detectives including Isabella Dalla Ragione investigate Renaissance-era paintings for clues, hoping to rediscover lost fruits. And, of course, there are the fruits themselves, presented in all their mouthwatering glory: cherimoyas, ice cream beans, durians and more.
Food for Real celebrates harvest time with this cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, The Fruit Hunters will change not only the way we look at what we eat but how we view our relationship to the natural world. See the trailer here.
Shown with short film:
Tim Brunsden / UK / 2016 / Cert U / 7mins
Summer solstice captured as enjoyed by many in Princes Park.
Part of Scalarama, a celebration of cinema.
Following the screening of 'The Fruit Hunters' from 8pm there will be a FRUIT AUCTION with proceeds going to the Refugee Community Kitchen http://refugeecommunitykitchen.com/ - a brilliant bunch of volunteers making 2500 hot meals in Calais & Dunkirk every day.
Donations of homegrown or produced fruit/veg/jams/chutneys for auction will be gratefully received – please get in touch with Lisa on 7077897 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Food for Real is the UK’s only free film festival focussed on food. Brought to you by Liverpool’s socially-engaged, creative food enterprise, Squash Nutrition, the festival seeks to explore the environmental, cultural and political impacts of the foods we grow, eat, waste and share.
This year, we embrace the seasons and begin a new food adventure, together. Journey with us through the seed-sowing and green-shoots of spring, the fire and spice of summer, the earthy fruitfulness of autumn and the contemplative, stillness of winter. Join us! foodforreal.co.uk