Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Bugs + The Wilderness

Wednesday 5th April, 2017

Grand Hotel | 20:00 - 22:30

Danish Documentary filmmaker Andreas Johnsen travels the world to investigate insects as an alternative food resource.

With world hunger on the rise and agriculture in crisis, insects, according to the UN, will be humanity’s saving grace – our last remaining hope before the world’s resources are plundered for good. Danish documentary filmmaker Andreas Johnsen has travelled the world to investigate this scenario, from grubs in the outback to giant wasps nests in Japan. While insects are considered a delicacy in some parts of the globe, can we actually imagine human and environmental benefit from their large-scale industrial production?

Already known for their insectophilia, Birmingham’s gastronomic tour de force The Wilderness will complement tonight’s screening with a tongue-tickling, bug-themed taster menu. Head chef Alex Claridge will introduce the film.

Please note that doors open at 7:30pm, and this event is for pre-booking only; no tickets will be available on the door.



Dir: Andreas Johnsen Denmark, Netherlands, France, Germany 2016 73mins

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