Available on Google Play.
For other platforms or to purchase the DVD and companion booklet, please visit the Sacred Cow website.
The documentary Sacred Cow is packed with lots of information which weighs in on the pros and cons of consuming meat. It’s ultimately about our role in the food chain, being responsible for how this bovine is treated (prior to slaughter), and the cycle of life. Just what modern man does is no different when compared to the early days of civilization as they rose and flourished. Those that fell, we can learn from.
From a hunter-gatherer to agricultural society, is there another evolutionary step humanity must make? I’m not entirely against replicated meals ala Star Trek, but the concept will be alien to many. It’s good that nobody knows how to reconstitute waste into food at a molecular level, otherwise foodies from the future will be in an uproar.
I’m sure sometime in the next century, people will lament about the lack of tasting real food from their home planet, and will have to eat Gagh (Klingons love their worms) instead. If meat is no longer available, bugs are the next most common protein source and will anyone want to save those?
Victoria, BC – Nov 21, 25
(purchase tickets here)
The Rio – Nov 21
Kay Meek Arts Centre – Nov 23
Shuswap Film Society
Salmon Arm, BC – Nov.25
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Toronto, Ontario – Starts Nov 19
Suzanne Crocker’s First We Eat is an amazing lengthy documentary about truly supporting local farmers and living off the land instead of living off the grid–especially in the harsh climate of Dawson City, Yukon. Not everyone can do both; it really depends on how far detached a family unit (or any community) is from various advances in technology.
Crocker’s family wasn’t convinced at the start. Gerard, daughters Kate and Tess, and son Sam weren’t very enthusiastic and their attitudes changed as this look of their lives played out.
Devour Food & Film Festival
Location: Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main St
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Date: Friday, Oct 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Buy In-person screening or Online Tickets here
* includes the short Alchemy.
* physical event includes a Q&A after the film with director Darrell Varga and Festival Host Bob Blumer.
The cultural history of bread is not just about how people come together to bake, but also with its influence in Western Civilization. The analogies made in Bread in the Bones is simply amazing as it delves into different platforms of expression. From edible art by Salvador Dali to poetry by Lewis Carroll, there’s a lot to this loaf’s hold in various aspects of life which I didn’t even realize!
I won’t discuss the politics as it’s not my thing, but I will say many Bakers, authors and historians (sorry, no candlestick makers) are featured in this scrumptious documentary made by baker, professor and film historian Darrell Varga. He’s travelled off the beaten track to gather different stories to feature in his work. Stu Silverstein stands out because while he may look like a stoner from the 70s, he has a lot of far out wisdom to note.
Directed by Mikaela Haeusser
Written by Ellery Lamm
Performed by the SKAM Young Company
Thursday August 27 – 7pm
Friday August 28 – 7pm
Livestreamed on Youtube at
Duration: Under 75 minutes
Backliners opens on livestream for two nights only this week! Join the SKAM Young Company as they navigate the world of social anxiety from the backline.
A group of teens are forced by their parents to take a weeklong improv class with the hopes of combating social anxiety. As they arrive closer to their final public performance, alliances and rivalries are formed, and tensions run high. Backliners is a comedy about vulnerability and the anxiety of feeling out of control.
For ages 13+. There is a reference to suicide.