What's For Dinner?

What's For Dinner?

Meat is now central to billions of people's daily meals. The environmental, climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts are enormous and remain largely undocumented. 'What's For Dinner?' explores this terrain in fast-globalizing China through the eyes of a retired pig farmer in rural Jiangxi province; a vegan restaurateur in Beijing; a bullish young livestock entrepreneur; and residents of the province known as the 'world's factory' contending with water polluted by wastes from pig factory farms. They personalize the vast trends around them, in a country on the cusp of becoming a world power. Given that every fifth person in the world is Chinese, what the Chinese eat and how China produces its food, affects not only China, but the world, too.

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Main credits

Jian, Yi (Director)
Ludwig, Susannah (Producer)

Other credits

Editor, Sikay Tang; cinematographer, Pan Kewu; music, Xie Zheng.


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Distributor subjects

Agriculture
Asia
China
Environment
Food
Health Issues
Sustainability
dGenerate Films Collection - Documentaries

Keywords

Meat; environment; agriculture; health; healthcare; sustainable; globalization; pig farming; pollution; waste; Beijing; China; Tian Yongsheng; Wen Bo; Xie Zheng; vegan; vegetarian; "What's For Dinner?"; Icarus Films

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