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Slow Food International Short Film Festival
Saturday, March 24
4 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Student Center

Great short films about food. Each one was selected for the Slow Food on Film Festival by an international jury of Slow Food leaders, actors, directors and journalists.

The program and the vote: After the showing, viewers voted for their favorite films. The number before each title tells how many votes that film received. Two ballots showed several films, and were not included. One person voted for the wrong film, but the numbers were not changed. Films are listed in the order in which they were shown.

11 We Are What We Lost. Serbia. A brief film in which an elderly woman lovingly prepares a picnic basket.

18 O Professor da Farinha (The Professor of Starch). Brazil. Interviews with two manioc producers in Brazil show the different methods each uses for processing and marketing.

7 Cherry on Top. India. Comedy short in which two thieves break into a pastry shop.

32 Das Maß der Dinge (The Measure of Things). Germany. A sous chef with prized recipes faces competing pressures to entice a food critic — or his girlfriend — with his cooking.

9 Ohayo (Good Morning). Japan. A married couple in Japan find that their relationship changes as they cook together.

1 King of Pies. Sweden. A group throws pies in faces of prominent people as a way of challenging the roles of the powerful.

9 L’Age de Raison (Age of Reason). France. A young Jewish girl in a French school wrestles with her culture’s prohibitions against eating pork, in the face of pressure from her peers.

$10 general admission at the door. Proceeds benefit local delegates to the 2008 Slow Food Terra Madre project. Sponsored by Slow Food Minnesota, University of Minnesota Nutrition Major (in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health), Crossroads Resource Center, Edible Twin Cities and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.


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