Bugs

  • Dir: Andreas Johnsen

  • Denmark, 2016, 73min

Can eating bugs save the world? Director Andreas Johnsen’s (Ai Weiwei the Fake Case [2013]) surprisingly tasty documentary Bugs follows chef Ben Reade and researcher Josh Evans of the Nordic Food Lab (founded by the gastronomic mecca, Noma) as they travel the globe, sampling edible insects as part of a study on alternative food sources. Queen termites, ant larvae and pupae, stingless honey bees – the pair farm and forage in exotic locales to find delicacies that just might be the food of the future. A lively and thought-provoking look at creatures with the power to please the palate if not the eye.

2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival

Screening:

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    18/08/2016 (Thu)
    21:45
    27/08/2016 (Sat)
    20:15

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

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5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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