Food Documentaries

Food Docs Are Hot

Hot Docs 2009 is in full swing, and there is something for everyone at this year's festival - food lovers being no exception.

Whether it be the plight of Korean farmers in the face of free trade, the sad state of the bluefin tuna population, or the hardships of military chefs on the front line, you can get your food (and film) fix at Hot Docs.

Cooking History chronicles the stories of twelve military chefs through "6 wars, 10 recipes, and 60,361,024 dead." It discusses the use of food and nutrition as a tactical strategy in six 20th century European battles, shedding new light on how influential food and those feeding the troops can be.

Cooking History is playing at 2:15pm on Tuesday May 5th at the ROM Theatre.

End of the Line provides a watery wake-up call - it is estimated that some of the most eaten species of fish will be extinct by 2048. The film focuses on how factors like trawling, fish farming, big business, politicking, and a lack of law enforcement are influencing the forthcoming extinction of the bluefin tuna.

End of the Line is playing at 9:15pm on Monday May 4th and 2:00pm on Wednesday May 6th at the ROM Theatre.

Farmer's Song rewinds to the struggles of South Korean farmers in 2006/2007 when Free Trade Agreements were being finalized with the United States. With imports threatening their livelihood and way of life, South Korean farmers found new and unorthodox ways of fighting back.

Farmer's Song is playing at 7:00 pm on Monday May 4th at the Cumberland 2 Theatre and 4:45pm on Wednesday May 6th at the Innis Town Hall.

Tickets and schedules are available at the Hot Docs Box Office (55 Avenue Road) or online.

Photo from Cooking History courtesy of Hot Docs.


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