The planet Earth is in ecological bancruptcy. The Millenium Ecosystem Assesment, the report 2005 of the FAO written by 1400 scientists says that in the course of three hundred years the human race shall be extinguished and the culprit of this disaster is for 75% the industrial food production...But there are some that "resist": for 25 years the Slow Food Movement has been awaking the consumers' conscience to consider food as a product of culture as well as of an eco system that should be protected. Because - as the founder of the Slow Food Carlo Petrini points out -"an environmentalist that is not a gastronomist is pathetic but a gastronomist that is not an environmentalist is stupid". But who is Carlo Petrini? Starting from Bra, a small town of 27 thousand inhabitants, Carlin has created a movement that today has 90 thousand members in 130 countries with a strong impact on culture of our time. This is a story full of joking, hangovers and travelling, of won and lost bets always taken with that ironic catchy attitude: it is the story of a real revolution fought with a fork and a knife. In three words: Slow Food Story.
The film tells the story of Slow Food Movement from its beginning to its spreading worldwide. It is done through the biography of its charismatic founder Carlo Petrini called Carlin and the group of friends and collaborators that have accompanied him in this adventure. Starting from Bra, a little town with 27 000 inhabitants in South Piemont, Carlin from nothing has created a movement thet today has 85 000 members in 130 countries. The movement has had an enormous impact in the world of gastronomy if not even in the culture of our time. A story full of partying and traveling, of lost or won bets but always full of good spirit, contagious humor and catching irony. An important story because it reminds us how even the most important cultural adventures can be created from a humorous and easygoing approach far away from dusty cathedrals of knowledge. It is worth of being told because it also shows in the background the big picture of food in the world: the emergencies of the agricultural food production and the most important gastronomic topics in our globalized world.
Director of photography
Séverine Petit (Ricerca e documentazione), Lara Lucchetta ((Delegato di produzione)
Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori
Bracinetica Associazione culturale (Bra, CN) / Indigo Film / Tico Film
con il contributo di Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali - Direzione Generale per il Cinema, con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte e della Regione Piemonte (Piemonte Doc Film Fund
- Fondo regionale per il documentario - sviluppo aprile 2007 - produzione dicembre 2010).
Con il sostegno di Piano MEDIA della Comunità Europea, con Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, in associazione con Element Pictures
Slow Food Italia
Autlook Filmsales - Peter Jager
Festival - markets - events
Indigo Film (Elisabetta Pieretto)