ONGOING BOX FILM DIVISION
 

"A fascinating documentary series about Pittsburgh's food scene." - Thrillist

 
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Food Systems documentary series

FOOD SYSTEMS is a four part film project that documents the food ecosystem that exists in a city, which in this case is Pittsburgh. In the past few years, Pittsburgh has emerged as a foodie town, scoring notable magazine articles and James Beard award nods. There is a well-deserved praise of restaurants and chefs. It is exciting, but there are also other stories to be told. FOOD SYSTEMS shares in the celebration and excitement that is tied to an emerging generation of creative cooks and a vibrant ethnic food scene, but also takes time to look at farm operations, food supply and distribution, access to healthy food, education, and a variety of solutions to growing food issues.

Chapter 1: a night out

Pittsburgh restaurant history from the late 70s to now. What it takes to open and maintain a restaurant. 

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chapter 2: dinner on the farm

A fly-on-the-table approach to documenting Farm Dinners at Churchview Farm and two dinners from The Farmer's Table.

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chapter 3: the ecosystem

The rewards and pains of farming. The impacts of climate change, fracking, and strip mining of farming. New distribution methods.

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chapter 4: the system

Home cooking, hunger, and systems of control.

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About the filmmaker

David Bernabo is an active filmmaker, musician, dancer, and visual artist. He is also the Arts and Culture editor of The Glassblock. David currently performs and composes for the band/art ensemble Host Skull, sometimes dances or composes for Maree ReMalia | merrygogo, dances and runs MODULES, and is preparing installation work for a two-person show at SPACE Gallery in 2016. He curates and produces work for the Host Skull Ongoing Box imprint and co-curates the Lightlab Performance Series with choreographer Taylor Knight. 

 
 
 

"Perhaps the defining documentary of this period of transition." Mike Machosky, Tribune-Review

 
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