Andreas Johnsen • Netherlands • 2016 • An entry point to that most desirable cuisine: insects.
With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. For three years, a cast of food adventurers from the Nordic Food Lab traveled the world—from Europe to Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond—to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects had to say.
Equal parts travelogue, nature documentary, food porn and political treatise, Bugs makes a convincing argument for insects as a delicious and sustainable food source, and raises unexpected questions about the future of our food culture along the way. Andreas Johnsen’s latest documentary premiered at BAFICI - Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Tribeca, and Edinburgh.