UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

BUGS

 

Year: 2016
Country: DENMARK, NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, GERMANY
Run Time: 74 minutes

BUGS
BUGS
BUGS
BUGS

In recent years the United Nations has suggested that, due to a growing population, we may find ourselves dealing with a food shortage sooner than we think. One of their recommendations: edible insects. Championed by cooks for their unique flavors, and embraced by environmentalists for their small ecological impact, creepy crawlers are being hailed as the miracle cure. In BUGS, director Andreas Johnsen teams up with researchers and chefs from Copenhagen’s Nordic Food Lab to determine whether or not that’s the case. Traveling to such places as Mexico, Australia, Kenya, and Japan, they encounter communities where such delicacies as grasshoppers, termite queens, and venomous hornets are eaten. That may sound unappetizing, but the film’s expert chefs transform these gooey creatures into beautiful, great tasting dishes. Along the way, however, the filmmakers discover a number of things that could dampen the U.N.’s perfect plan. They also learn the food dilemma is less about population growth and more about unfair distribution and corporate greed. This colorful documentary is powerful in its message while allowing for some incredibly fun moments
as well. —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 11:25 AM

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 7:50 PM

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Global Health Competition

Director
Andreas Johnsen

Andreas Johnsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974. He's the owner of the production company Rosforth Films.

Filmography
"Shocktown" (2003): "Mr. Catra, The Faithful" (2004), "Inside Outside" (2005), "Curtain Raising: Musicians in East Africa" (2006), "Good Copy Bad Copy" (2007), "Natasja" (2008), "Man Ooman" (2008), "Murder" (2009), "A Kind of Paradise (2011), "Kidd Life" (2012), "Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case" (2013), "Storyville" (2014), "P.O.V." (2015), BUGS (2016)

Producer
Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær

Cinematography
Andreas Johnsen

Editing
Menno Boerema

Community Partners

North Union Farmers Market

Media Partners

Edible Cleveland

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