Well Fed is a documentary made by two filmmakers from Amsterdam, exploring their differing opinions of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The film follows Karsten de Vreugd, a journalist who has read that GMOs are bad for health and are used by big agricultural companies to monopolise the food chain. His friend Hidde Boersma is a scientist and science journalist who believes that using genetic technologies in crops is important to improve sustainability of farming as well as help to alleviate hunger and poverty. Together they meet scientists, activists and farmers to explore how these technologies are, and can be, used.
The film screening will be followed by a discussion between scientists, farmers and the audience about using genetic technologies to improve crops.
– Amsterdam based film maker Karsten de Vreugd has his roots in theatre. Before becoming a professional film maker, he was an actor. Now, as a director, he loves to work very closely with the protagonists in both fiction and documentary. Karsten’s first documentary, Well Fed (2017) won several international awards and is still touring the festival circuit.
– Hidde Boersma is an award-winning freelance science journalist, essayist and documentary film maker, with a focus on agriculture, biotechnology, ecomodernism and bio-ethics.
Saturday 19 October
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: Free, booking required
Tickets will go off sale at 7pm the night before the event. For events at The Forum and Sir Isaac Newton, any remaining tickets will be available for sale on the day of the event at our ticket desk in the Atrium. For events at other venues, remaining tickets will be available to purchase, cash only, on the door 30 mins before the start time.