What's on your plate?
Official film description...
In this century alone the world population will grow to 10 billion people. Where do we get enough food from for everybody to survive? How do we stop mankind from destroying the very foundation of its food source? Valentin Thurn travels the world to study the essentials of food production. He meets organic farmers as well as agro-industry representatives, visits urban gardens and commercial slaughterhouses. Can we produce artificial meat? Will insects be the protein source of the future? Is the solution to sustainable agriculture organic micro-farms?
The film shows sustainable and gentle methods which ensure food production for the future. We can actually make a difference right now – if we only want to.
Valentin Thurn, best-selling author and film director (“Taste the Waste”, 2011) seeks answers for the growingly important question of how we can prevent destroying our planet by exploring the resources for food production.
Rating from our film jury...
Selected for the Films for the Earth Festival 2015.
The film “10 Billion” deals with the issues of overpopulation and resource scarcity and shows the impact on our livelihoods in an excellent way. The problems are not necessarily new, but with this well-researched film Valentin Thurn shines a light on this complex topic and offers possible solutions.
“10 Billion” manages to illuminate the subject matter in an entertaining way. The film scores also through empirically based studies and shows the human impact on the problem of resource scarcity.
The film has a high emotional impact and encourages us to take greater responsability. “10 Billion” is a very well done film with a logical structure, a lot of high-value information, a good aesthetic quality and a strong soundtrack.
„An inspiring film full of hope. It inspires to try new things out, to go gardening. It gives us hope that there are alternatives to produce healthy food for everybody. It's an unmissable movie not only for agronomy professionals. “ –WWF
„An ecological road movie“ –EMOTION
„10 Billion is an encouraging film – not only for ecologically interested people.“ –RHEINISCHE POST
„Who doesn't go straight to the local farmer after watching this movie is a hopeless case…“ –STERN VIVA
Technical information and screening rights...
Director: Valentin Thurn
Script: Sebastian Stobbe, Valentin Thurn
Production: Alte Celluloid Fabrik GbR
Producers: Tina Leeb & Jürgen Kleinig (Celluloid Fabrik)
Co-Producer: Thurnfilm, Valentin Thurn
Duration: 107 minutes
Language (Audio): German, English, French
Screening rights Germany: Prokino Filmverleih
Screening rights Switzerland: Trigon Film
International Screening Rights: Autlook