Barbecue is about more than grilling a piece of meat. It’s a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some it’s a path to salvation. It is the pride of nations. And the stories told around the fires become a way to bring the world together.
Did you know that all termites in the world weigh together as much as all people PLUS all ants together? And that they create so much greenhouse gasses that without termites global temperature would drop quite a few degrees?… The fascinating world of termites is the topic of a documentary film co-produced by the Czech […]
There are cyborgs among us today – people whose body and perception are enhanced by implanted chips. The makers of the French-Spanish film Cyborgs Among Us map the current state of transhumanism – from underground garages to top technology labs. Will we all be artificial organisms one day?
What did the 250,000 USD stem cell burger taste like? Will the blue lupin milk destroy the dairy industry? Can the Veganz supermarket chain push out Tesco one day? And what do all the activists sneaking to barns with a camera to film the cruel treatment of animals have to say about it?
Milk. We all grew up on it. For years they told us to drink it to be healthy and strong. But is it really true? It shows that even this perfectly white foodstuff might not be as spotless…
Do you dream about being a pork chop sizzling on the grill and you can’t wait for your juices to be squeezed out by someone’s teeth? Do you dream about a handsome chef massaging a mixture of spices into all creases of your lean rump? Then you have to deal with the same issue […]
We keep drugs and detergents out of the reach of children so that they don’t poison themselves. It is almost pointless: 130 other chemicals get inside their body everyday, chemicals that are undoubtedly harmful to human health. French documentary Toxic Chemicals: Kids in Danger asks where these substances come from and who profits from […]
The director and photographer Jan Svatoš won the Student Jury Award for his film wildWorks at last year’s festival. This year, two of his films, Lessons in Wildness and Causa Carnivora were selected for the main competition. We show the first of the films in premiere on Wednesday 14th October at 1.30 pm at the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural […]
The Award of Ministry of Agriculture goes to Polyfaces made by Lisa Heenan. We’ve asked her, why she decided to commute with her family between their home in Australia and a remote farm in Virginia, USA in order to film a documentary on some sort of lunatic farmer.
Scientists are not only the deathly pale people in white cloaks with hunched backs from bending over a microscope all day. For example glaciologists – that is experts on glaciers and ice in general – use maybe a slightly less sophisticated, but a lot more interesting equipment. Dynamite, a sledge, a scooter and a big […]