About the Film
Insects as food is a hot topic. Particularly over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security. In BUGS, film director Andreas Johnsen follows them as they forage, farm, cook and taste insects with communities in Europe, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond.
UN Sustainable Development Goal #2: End hunger, achieve food security, improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Cast & Credits
Director: Andreas Johnsen
Producer: Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
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Locations & Showtimes
Friday November 18 | 9:00PM
River Park Auditorium
Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.
ROBERT LONGAIR | ENTOMOLOGIST
Dr. Robert W. Longair has over forty years experience studying insect behaviour, ecology and diversity including field research in Canada, the western United States, West Africa and Belize. He is particularly interested in the behaviour of solitary and social wasps, though he concentrates on solitary species, which are less likely to sting him. He has worked on surveys of insect biodiversity in Provincial and National Parks in Alberta and British Columbia in western Canada. Rob teaches in several courses in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, including entomology, animal behaviour, a field course in Insect Biodiversity in the Rocky Mountains near Calgary and Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation courses in Ghana and Belize.
JARROD GOLDIN | INSECT FARMER
Jarrod Goldin started many health related ventures through the years, as well as a successful private practice before selling his business interests in order to go full time into starting an insect farm and processing business. In 2014 he joined brothers Darren and Ryan, who have 10 years’ experience farming insects with their business Reptile Feeders, to start Entomo Farms. Entomo farms is North America’s first and largest insect farm dedicated to raising insects, specifically for human consumption and produces insect protein as a viable option to global food crises. Insects are packed with not only protein but so many rich vitamins, minerals and fibre to name a few, all with an incredibly sustainable carbon footprint. It is a perfect solution for those interested in a lifestyle of health and sustainability