Hugely entertaining. Somewhere between 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' and 'Food, Inc.,' at the intersection of culinary adventure and social justice.
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Equal parts travelogue, nature documentary, food porn and political treatise, Bugs makes a convincing argument for the inherent flavor of insects and raises unexpected and important questions about the future of our food culture along the way. 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 charming and brave 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. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen followed them as they foraged, farmed, cooked and tasted everything from revered termite queens and desert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers. Bugs is an artful, thoughtful and entertaining introduction to insect cuisine.

“Lively and thoughtful. Though it might initially look like a wacky foodie adventure show, Bugs has a conscience.” – The Globe and Mail

“Fun and illuminating. Andreas Johnsen’s globetrotting documentary provides much food for thought.”
– Toronto Star

Played at

Monica Film Center, 10.13.17 - 10.19.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 74 min
Language: Danish, English

Director: Andreas Johnsen
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
You pretty quickly get over the squick. At least, I did. The first moments of Andreas Johnsen’s globe-trotting, grub-chewing, thorax-filleting documentary 'Bugs' promise a feast for the squeamish: A pair of chefs from Denmark’s Nordic Food Lab prep a meal featuring buffal...