Filmmaker Ermanno Olmi explores the Terra Madre Slow Food movement

An ode to the beauty of food production around the world kicks off the 10-day-long DOXA Documentary Film Festival this Friday (May 7). In Terra Madre, Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi goes inside conferences in Turin organized by the Slow Food movement, where political, ecological, and gastronomic movements meet. He brings the rhetoric of the conference room to life with beautiful cinematography that links back to the delegates’ homelands, including India, Norway, and of course Italy. The film emphasizes the interconnected nature of food production and provides a gentle reminder that everything comes from and returns to terra madre (Mother Earth). It screens at 7:30 p.m. at the Granville 7 Cinemas.