Directed by Satoshi Watanabe, 2012, 95 minutes
Thursday, March 23rd, 6:30 pm EVENT HALL
* Special guest introduction by Sociocultural & Linguistic Anthropology PhD student Mr. Shayne Dahl. He will be sharing some rare insight on the film and filmmaker.
This beautiful documentary shines a light on “heirloom vegetables” handed down through generations in Yamagata Prefecture. Heirloom vegetables have been grown in the places where they originated over the ages, but are disappearing due to their incompatibility with the standards of modern mass production and consumption. This film examines the future of food and agriculture through the activities of producers striving to preserve heirloom vegetables, scholars investigating the potential of the traditional farming techniques used to grow them, and chefs who get the most out of them as ingredients in innovative new dishes.
>> Also for this screening only, we will have a special free ticket draw for attendees to the upcoming Nagata Shachu concert series: Toronto Taiko Talks taking place April 8+9. Concert details here >
Click below for English & Japanese synopsis