Food for Thought

Food for Thought

We’re celebrating food and the joys of eating with a collection of films from around the world. “A Chef’s Voyage” gives us a behind-the-scenes look at bustling French Kitchens. And, from the executive producers of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” we have “Cuban Food Stories” in which filmmaker Asori Soto visits every province to sample food. The 10-part “Mondovino” series brings the drama of winemaking to life: you’ll hear from insiders about everything it takes to get a bottle to the table. Jump in and explore the many sides of a good meal.

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  • A Chef's Voyage

    Directed by Remi Anfosso • Documentary • With David Kinch, Christine Muhlke, Jenny Yun, Kristofer Lord, Mitch Leinhard • 2020 • 90 minutes

    A Chef's Voyage follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-ki...

  • Food for Thought

    1 season

    In the series, Food for Thought, seven young people start a dialogue with seven philosophers. As food is simply the best way to connect with one another, we cook and eat together while reflecting on crucial life questions. By bringing philosophy into the kitchen, we put theory into practice: we t...

  • Cuban Food Stories

    Directed by Asori Soto • Documentary • With Ernesto Perez Medina, Migdalia Armas Rieche, Gilberto De Armas Rieche, Lazaro Yohan Machin, Felix "Felito" Manuel Berenger • 2018 • 82 minutes

    From director Asori Soto and the executive producers of Jiro Dreams of Sushi comes a unique film about food, ...

  • Food Coop

    Directed by Tom Boothe • Documentary • 2017 • 97 minutes

    FOOD COOP takes us deep into the belly of the Park Slope Food Coop, one of America's oldest cooperative food supermarkets, with a healthy dose of insight and wit.

    Nestled deep in New York City, which, for many, exemplifies both the glory ...

  • Egg Cream

    Directed by Nora Claire Miller, Peter Miller & Amy Linton • Documentary • 2020 • 15 minutes

    EGG CREAM is a short film about the enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink born on the Jewish Lower East Side. The egg cream contained neither eggs nor cream – it was a product of necessity an...

  • Food Design

    Directed by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer • Documentary • 2009 • 52 minutes

    The sound of sausage: When a bite produces a distinct crunch, they taste particularly good. Fish sticks, on the other hand, don't make such great noises, but they can be arranged nicely in the pan. And is it me...

  • Waste = Food

    Directed by Rob van Hattum • Documentary • 2006 • 51 minutes

    The new theory of ecologically intelligent design, green design and building, argues that manufacturers' products, when discarded, should either be completely recyclable in the Technosphere or become biodegradable food for the Biospher...

  • Food or Fuel?

    Directed by Christine Kinyanjui • Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes

    While Africa is short of food, the world is running short of fuel. Until now the fuels that power prosperity have been mostly coal, oil and gas. But these fossil fuels can pollute, and are running short, whereas new technology mea...

  • Lunch Love Community

    Directed by Helen De Michiel • Documentary • 2015 • 78 minutes

    LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY is a beautiful and engaging story of how a diverse group of pioneering parents and food advocates came together to tackle food reform and food justice in the schools and neighborhoods of Berkeley, CA.

    Through a ...

  • Good Food

    Directed by Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young • Documentary • 2008 • 73 minutes

    Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest. After leaving the land for decades, family farmers are making a comeback. They are growing much healthier food, and more food per acre,...

  • Our Daily Bread

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2005 • 92 minutes

    OUR DAILY BREAD reveals the little-known world of high-tech agriculture. In a series of visually stunning, continuously tracking, wide-screen images that seem right out of a science-fiction movie, we see the places where food is c...

  • The Animals Film

    Directed by Victor Schonfeld & Myriam Alaux • Documentary • With Julie Christie, Richard Ryder, Roger Ulrich, Lord Houghton, Peter Singer • 1981 • 136 minutes

    Documentary about the abuse of animals in factory farming, sport and research. Made over a period of two years in Britain and the U.S., i...

  • Seeds of Hunger

    Directed by Yves Billy and Richard Prost • Documentary • 2008 • 52 minutes

    Today more than three billion people worldwide suffer from malnutrition, including one billion who are starving. Filmed in Africa, China, Latin America and the U.S., SEEDS OF HUNGER examines issues involved in creating su...

  • Future Food

    1 season

    With 9 billion people on planet Earth in the year 2050, this 6-part series examines how we will feed ourselves in the 21st century. Tonight there will be 219,000 new mouths to feed at the world's dinner table -- that's 80 million more people over the next year. In the year 2050, there will be 9 ...

  • Mondovino the Series: The Human Drama (And Comedy) of Wine-Making

    1 season

    Epic in scope, this multi-generation, globe-trotting saga covers not only the entire gamut of wine making, but wine's place in a treacherously globalized and hyper-marketed world. From the billionaire power brokers of Napa Valley, to the aristocratic rivalries of competing Florentine dynasties, t...