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As many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, SEED reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy.
The exploration of the traditional, complex, and secretive world of sake, often called Japanese rice wine, through the eyes of three distinctive outsiders who have devoted themselves to sake.
Tokyo - January 2015: The world’s number one restaurant, the Copenhagen based NOMA and its renowned chef-owner René Redzepi relocate the restaurant and its entire staff to the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo for 5 sold-out weeks of spectacular meals.
Wendy sets out one day on a long drive north to Alaska. Accompanied only by her dog, Lucy, and buoyed by thoughts of employment at her destination.
Five top baristas find themselves pushing the limits of coffee perfection to win the National Barista Championship.
Feeding the worldâs ever-expanding population is a growing global concern. Where is the land that once grew food? Itâs at your own back door!
CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Goldâ??s relationship to his beloved and sprawling metropolis, Los Angeles.
As westerners revel in designer lattes and cappuccinos, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice.
When a prank caller claiming to be a police officer convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no one is left unharmed.
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf.
Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as 'healthy'.
Thanks Girls and Goodbye is a documentary about a group of women who worked on farms during the Second World War in Australia - 'the land girls'.
It's hard to grow healthy orange trees. It's even harder to kill them.Mick followed his father into orange farming. Now he's running the farm and is forced to make decisions that would make his dad turn in his grave.
Father Bob Maguire, the irreverent philosopher and working class hero, eschews the collar and piousness of his own religion.
Could a regional love of hummus be the recipe for peace in the Middle East?
Four seasons in one of Australia's most successful boutique wineries - Paringa Estate Winery on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
In the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, a grass roots family makes a precarious living by trading in betelnut, one of the worldâ??s most widely used narcotics.
Growing Change is an inspiring documentary that looks at one of the most exciting experiments in the world to grow a fair and sustainable food system.
Two poor brothers living in Cape Town are charged with murder .â??Making not one wrong move, this jaw-dropping film is marked by an earthy, hard-earned poeticism, a piercing sense of place and indelible characters.
The world's biggest fruit company is on trial in the USA ... for poisoning their workers!!