INGREDIENTS
2009, Optic Nerve Productions, 67 min, USA, Dir: Robert Bates

This captivating documentary follows the food-to-table movement and the dynamic people behind it, who believe that the re-instating of good food and health into local communities is a primary cultural goal. From the urban food deserts of Harlem to the inner labyrinths of celebrity kitchens of Greg Higgins, Alice Waters and Peter Hoffman, INGREDIENTS makes a compelling case for the positive impact of local food purchases.


DUST AND ILLUSIONS
2009, 80 min, USA, Dir: Olivier Bonin

Born in the underground of San Francisco in the 1980s, the Burning Man festival became the largest counter-cultural event in North America. It is unique in that it is created by the people who come to the event - the participants, not the organizers. In that sense its original ideals have survived for 30 years, despite some erosion by time and pressure from the larger society. This film is a look at the evolution and expansion of the event to a multimillion dollar business, and how politics might have replaced philosophy.


TRUTH IN NUMBERS? EVERYTHING, ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA
2010, Underdog Pictures, 85 min, Dir: Scott Glosserman, Nic Hill

Directors Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill engagingly explore the history and cultural implications of one of the most traveled and referenced sites on the Internet: Wikipedia.com. The user-generated encyclopedia’s impact on archiving, learning and our perception of facts is discussed in fascinating interviews with everyone from founder Jimmy Wales to former CIA director James Woolsey to writer Noam Chomsky to commentators suspicious of the site’s supposed neutrality. Be prepared to look at your favorite guilty non-secret reference site in a completely different way!


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