WE FEED THE WORLD

By Erwin WAGENHOFER

ALLEGRO FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2005


    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Erwin WAGENHOFER
    • Writer(s)
    • Erwin WAGENHOFER
    • Producer(s)
    • Helmut GRASSER (Allegrofilm)
    • Synopsis
    • Every day in Vienna the amount of unsold bread sent back to be disposed of is enough to supply Austria's second-largest city, Graz. Around 350,000 hectares of agricultural land, above all in Latin America, are dedicated to the cultivation of soybeans to feed Austria's livestock while one quarter of the local population starves. Every European eats ten kilograms a year of artificially irrigated greenhouse vegetables from southern Spain, with water shortages the result.
      WE FEED THE WORLD is a film about food and globalisation, fishermen and farmers, long-distance lorry drivers and high-powered corporate executives, the flow of goods and cash flow–a film about scarcity amid plenty. With its unforgettable images, the film provides insight into the production of our food and answers the question what world hunger has to do with us .
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