"Valentin Thurn’s documentary doesn’t leave space for illusions... Nothing is left unexplained, every piece of information is at the audience’s disposal."
- Take One
Best Documentary at Peace& Love Filmfestival Örebro, Sweden 2015

10 Billion - What's on your plate?

A film by Valentin Thurn

In this century alone the world population will increase to 10 billion. Where do we get enough food that each individual needs to survive? How do we stop mankind from destroying the very foundation of ist food source? Valentin Thurn travels the world over to study the essentials of food production, during which he encountered diverse interest groups. He meets organic farmers and agro industry speculators, visits urban gardens and commercial slaughterhouses. The film makes a point of showing sustainable and gentle methods which ensure food production for the future. We can actually make a difference right now – if we only want to.

Authors: Valentin Thurn & Sebastian Stobbe
Director: Valentin Thurn
Production: Alte Celluloid Fabrik GbR
Producers: Tina Leeb & Jürgen Kleinig (Celluloid Fabrik)
Co-Producer: Thurnfilm, Valentin Thurn
Length: 90 min. theatrical & 52 + 45 min. TV
Production period: 2013-2014
In theaters: Spring 2015
International Filmsales: Autlook
10 Billion at German-Films.com

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  • IDFA 2015, official selection Panorama, Netherlands
  • FFA Branchentiger, most movie-goers for a documentary 2015
  • Best Documentary, 4th Peace and Love Film Festival, Sweden
  • 31. Agro Filmfestival, Slovak Republic
  • 5th Life Sciences Film Festival, Prague, Award of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources
  • Darßer Naturefilm Festival, Award for Hajo Schomerus for outstanding camerawork
  • Darßer Naturefilm Festival, Childrens jury award