In 1986, McDonalds opened its first store in Rome, in the heart of Italian eating culture. The American symbol of fast food in the middle of Rome... this was to much for a group of friends from the north of Italy. They started a resistance movement: Slow Food was born.
Documentary | Stefano Sardo | Italy | 2013 | 74 min | English spoken
When: Friday 22 March 12:00 |Where: Studio/K 1
Slow Food evolved into an international organisation with over 100,000 members in 153 countries and its own University of Gastronomic Sciences. Every two years, producers, scientists and food activists from around the world come together during Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto, a food market and congress combined. In 2012, the event attracted more than 200,000 visitors. Carlo Petrini has been the head of Slow Food since the start - and is called Carlin within the organisation.
Who is this inspiror, visionairy and protector of taste? Slow Food Story tells the story of an idea - food must be tasty, pure and honest - which started in a sleepy mountain village in northern Italy and has conquered the world together with Carlo Petrini. The idea that started with a group of friends, who discovered that food is connected with everything: eating is a political act.