CAST: Josh Evans, Roberto Flore, Ben Reade DIRECTOR: Andreas Johnsen TUESDAY FILM SERIES
The Nordic Food Lab (an offshoot of the acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant Noma) sends a chef and a food-science researcher around the world to investigate cultures and establishments that serve meals containing insects. Along the way, the pair explore the possibility that these dishes will become more commonplace in the future in order to feed a growing global population.
Grubs as grub isn't a new idea, but Andreas Johnsen's documentary Bugs looks at the subject in a lively and thoughtful way.Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
It's gently comic, a touch naïve, and somewhat moving: These idealists are ready to fight to keep creepy-crawlies farm to table.Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Sounds like a good idea: convince the planet's ever-expanding population that insects are a sustainable food source, figure out ways to make them tasty and then change the world. That's what this doc's engaging subjects... set out to do.Susan G. Cole, NOW Toronto