Bugs eating on Doc Lounge
Some films in the Doc Louge Official Selection are more delicious than others, this sesons most delicious (?) one is Bugs! Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen’s partly tasty and partly a tiny tiny bit provocative documentary sets out to discover if eating insects can save our Earth. Head Chef Ben Reade and Lead Researcher Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab in Denmark set out on a globe-trotting mission to take on the politics of the palate. They sample grubs in the Australian outback, pillage giant wasp nests in Japan and attend food expos where entrepreneurs pitch their flavorless farmed crickets.
Bugs had its Swedish premiere at Doc Lounge in Malmö and then continued around the network to Östersund, Varberg, Växjö, Lund, Tampere, Oslo and Helsinki. All screenings were of course accompanied by tasty surprises and collaborations! Doc Lounge in Malmö teamed up with eat:me, Bee Urban and ENTO and served cricket snacks, fried larvae on spinach toast and choclat chip cricket cookies. So did Doc Lounge in Lund as well, but also invited Food hacking Japan to talk about the subject. In Oslo, the audience was served cricket muffins. Doc Lounge Varberg located their screening to a restaurant and invited Hakuna Mat - the first company in sweden offering eatable insects. Doc Lounge Östersund made their screening a collaboration with Hungry Food & Film Festival and gave thumps up to eating crickets.. (video)!
Bugs is brought to Doc Lounge by Autlook Filmsales, and is part of the Moving Docs initative - a collaboration with 7 European screening partners and the European Documentary Network (EDN) to spread high quality European documentaries.
Bugs is presented in collaboration with Moving Docs - a EDN initiative supported by Creative Europe, with the aim to create innovative outreach strategies and provide opportunities for urban and rural European audiences to enjoy regular screenings of documentary films through a wide variety of media and platforms.