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 3: the ecosystem
The rewards and pains of farming. The impacts of climate change, fracking, and strip mining of farming. New distribution methods.
chapter 4: the system
Home cooking, hunger, and systems of control.
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
"Documentary goes behind kitchen doors . . . " - Pgh City Paper
"Documentary explores Pittsburgh Restaurant Roots" - WESA, 90.5
"Food Systems documentary shows the messy, chaotic, creative food scene in Pittsburgh" - NEXTpittsburgh
“Food Systems” documents Pittsburgh’s growing scene - Table Magazine
"Best Meal I Ate Last Week" - NEXTpittsburgh
"Food Systems Docu-series aims to put Pittsburgh on the map" - NakYouOut
Featured Artist - Dear Pittsburgh
Inspirations for Food Systems - Pitt News