Bugs (2016): Andreas Johnsen’s Docu

World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Fest

In BUGS, Head Chef Ben Reade and Lead Food Researcher Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab in Denmark set out on a globe-trotting mission to take on the politics of the palate, sampling grubs in the Australian outback, pillaging giant wasp nests in Japan and attending food expos where entrepreneurs pitch their flavorless farmed crickets.

Part culinary documentary, part political conversation starter and part travelogue, filmmaker Andreas Johnsen’s absorbing documentary sets out to unearth the role bugs will play in the future of agriculture and race against corporate colonization of the insect-diet movement, break down the cultural barriers keeping insects off our plates.