Thu 01 Jan 1970
Director: Andreas Johnsen
Denmark, 73 mins, 2016
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at Edinburgh Film Festival and Jury Award at Tribeca Film Festival.
Mexican ant egg meatballs anyone? Danish pastries topped with crispy Japanese ants? This documentary explores the case that a plate full of maggots or thumb-sized grubs might one day make our mouths water. Since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, it would seem that insects are the new superfood. Even the greatest restaurant in the world is investigating this new culinary vision. Will eating insects save our Earth?
Bugs is one of most compelling documentaries about food in the past few years. ????
JOHN WEDEMEYER, MXDWN