Join us to go through the incredible story of Carlo Petrini and the international movement he created back in the 80s.
The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo.Slow Food Story (which might just as easily be titled Petrini Story) chronicles the evolution of the organization through its charismatic leader, Carlo Petrini, from its beginnings in the small Piedmonte town of Bra to a worldwide network of 170 chapters in 150 countries.
The film’s journey takes us from Petrini’s roots with Radio Free Europe through the Italian wine crisis in the mid-1980s when methanol additives poisoned people, to the founding of Terra Madre (Mother Earth) in 2004. Despite some illness, the patriarch Petrini never rests in his quest, in his passionate pleas to counteract the destructive effects of fast food and a fast life. More than any other single person, he has promoted the cause of food in Europe; Time Magazine dubbed him ‘Innovator’ in their 2004 list of European heroes.
Where: Italian Institute of Culture, Beijiing
When: December 10th, 2013 at 19.30
Price: free of charge
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