Food production has increasingly become a huge business for a handful of giant corporations. SOYALISM follows the industrial production chain of pork and the related soybean monoculture, from China to Brazil through the United States and Mozambique.
This eye-opening documentary describes the enormous concentration of power in the hands of these Western and Chinese companies and the impact this is having on the food we consume.Hundreds of thousands of small producers have gone out of business and entire landscapes have been permanently transformed. The system has been exported across the world.
From waste-lagoons in North Carolina to soybean monoculture in the Amazon rainforest, is this demand for soy bean jeopardizing the environmental balance of the planet?
- Year: 2018
- Duration: 65 & 52 mins
- Production: Elliot Films, Albamada
- Director: Stefano Liberti, Enrico Parenti
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- Country of production: Italy
FESTIVAL & AWARDS
- First Prize in Doc Category at Food Film Fest Bergamo 2020 (Italy), WWF Award for Best Film in the Habitat section (Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2019, Greece). Special Mention of the Jury (Terra di Tutti Film Festival 2019, Italy); Prix Spécial du Jury (Festival Alimenterre 2019, Belgium); Prize of the Capital City of Bratislava for Environmental Advocacy (Ekotop Film-EnviroFilm Festival 2019, Slovak Republic), 1° Award Feature Documentary (Krakow International Green Film Festival 2019), Best Feature Length International Documentary (Germinate International Film Fest), Best Documentary Prize (Not Film Fest 2019, Italy), Premio Crédit Agricole Friuladria (Euganea Film Festival 2019), Best Documentary (Cubo Cine Award 2019, Italy), Award of the Faculty of Economics and Management (Life Sciences Film Festival 2019, Czech Republic), Special Mention (Tutti nello stesso piatto Film Festival 2019, Italy), Audience Award Best Feature Length Documentary ((Tutti nello stesso piatto Film Festival 2019, Italy), Shortlisted at UNDO Divergent Film Award 2019 (USA), Planetary Health Film Prize at Global Health Film Festival 2019 (UK). IDFA 2018 (Netherlands); Göteborg Film Festival 2019 (Sweden), Cleveland International Film Festival 2019 (USA), Vilnius Film festival 2019 (Lithuania), Movies That Matter 2019 (Netherlands), Festival Fredd 2019 (France), Seoul Eco Film Festival 2019 (South Korea), Millenium Docs Against Gravity Festival 2019 (Poland), Cinemambiente Festival 2019 (Italy), Naturvision Film festival (Germany). European Film Festival Palic 2019 (Serbia), Take One Action Film Festival 2019 (UK), Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 (Netherlands), Planet in Focus Environmental Film festival 2019 (Canada), Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Festival 2019 (Hungary), SALT festival 2019 (Turkey), Festival Alimenterre Montreal 2019 (Canada), Investigative Journalism Documentaries Festival in Caracas 2019 (Venezuela), On the road Film Festival (Roma- Italy), BIFED - Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary 2019 (Turkey), African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival 2019 (Milan, Italy); One World Media Awards 2019 (UK), Ecocup International Green Documentary Film Festival 2019 (St Petersburg/Moscow, Russia), Isola del Cinema 2019 (Italy), Hunam Right Nights 2019 (Italy), Films-for-future Festival 2020 (Zurich, Switzerland), Life After Oil International Film festival 2020 (Sardinia, Italy), Transition Days 2020 (Luxembourg)