Food Fighter by Dan Goldberg (Australia) will open the 5th Seoul International Food Film Festival, which will take place from September 6th – 11th, in Seoul, Korea.
About the festival:
The Seoul International Food Film Festival (SIFFF) is the first film festival in Korea to an event to present outstanding, thought-provoking food films and celebrate diversity of food and lifestyle from different cultures. The festival also aims to provide time for relaxing and healing, not to mention, to raise public awareness on sustainable and healthy eating.
The opening ceremony will take place on September 6th (Friday) at the Seoul Namsan Gukakdang at 19:00 pm. Screening starts 20:15 pm.
Ronni Kahn used to be a contributor to Australia‘s annual $20 billion food waste bill when she ran a successful corporate events company producing million-dollar dinners. Then she realized the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food, and traded capitalism for social activism by founding OzHarvest, a food rescue charity, in 2004. Now, she‘s taking on politicians and big business to expose an inconvenient truth: that four million tons of edible food is discarded in Australia every year while up to two million Aussies suffer from food insecurity. And to add insult to injury, this food waste ends up in landfill, harming the environment by creating greenhouse gas emissions. Filmed over two years and across four continents, ‘Food Fighter‘‘ follows Ronni‘s crusade against the global food waste scandal, partnering with the United Nations in Bangkok, rubbing shoulders with British royalty and Jamie Oliver‘s juggernaut in London, and holding government to account in Australia. The film is about food waste, but it is also a character study of a global change-maker. (SIFFF Website)
September 6th | Friday | Seoul Namsan Gukakdang | 20:15 pm
About the director:
Dan Goldberg is an award-winning producer and director who began his career in newspapers and magazines, ending up on staff at the Sydney Morning Herald and The Bulletin. In his TV career, he has tried to shine the light in dark corners of society, or on social issues he cares deeply about, or simply to give voice to the voiceless. His TV credits include Bushwhacked! series 1, 2 and 3 for ABC3, which has won multiple awards, including the 2014 Asian Kids TV Show of the Year and two Logie nominations (2015 and 2016); Code of Silence for ABC, which won the 2014 Walkley Award for Best Documentary; and Brilliant Creatures for ABC & BBC, which was nominated for a Logie and an AACTA. He directed Passport to Hope for Foxtel in 2010, Pitch Battle for the ABC in 2014 and the 4-part arts series for Foxtel, The Archibald, in 2017. Food Fighter is his first feature-length documentary.
For more information about the programme please follow the next link: SIFFF Website