Insects as food are a hot topic. Particularly over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security. For the past three years a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab, made up of chefs and researchers Josh Evans, Ben Reade and Roberto Flore, has been travelling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say. Are insects a mirror that reflects our broken food systems, or the silver bullet that will fix them?
Andreas Johnsen has made a number of documentaries as director, producer and cinematographer since 2002. His films have been shown at festivals all around the world and have been broadcast in countless countries. He is renowned for such films as Kidd Life (2012), A Kind of Paradise (2011), Murder (2009) and his latest film Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case (2013), which in 2013 was nominated in IDFA’s ‘Feature Length Competition’, in Berlin 2014 at Cinema for Peace Awards and won the Danish Film Critics Award in 2014.
Selected: Murder (2009), Africa Under the Surface (2010), A Kind of Paradise (2011), Kidd Life (2012), Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case (2013)