In the course of this century, the world's population will grow to ten billion. Where will the food come from that each individual needs every day to survive, and of which one in six already has too little? How can we prevent humanity from destroying the basis for its food supply through its growth alone?
Director Valentin Thurn's latest film "Taste The Waste" highlighted the immense quantities of food that go to waste unused today. In doing so, he addressed a broad public and sparked an intense social debate beyond Germany. Now he is going a step further and focusing on agriculture as the basis for feeding the world in his new documentary "10 Billion.
How can enough food be produced for ten billion people in the future? Two camps claim to know the solution: On the one hand, industrial agriculture, which continues to expand globally and relies highly efficiently on mass production. On the other hand, there is organic and traditional agriculture, which produces less mass but uses limited resources sparingly. The filmmaker wants to know from both sides how they intend to feed the world in the future. The film shows the global interactions in agriculture on the basis of protagonists from the central production areas of seeds, fertilization, pest control, feed production, animal production and trade. It critically questions the current practices of both sides, but also presents their approaches to solutions and visions for the future in an unbiased way.
The film ends with innovative approaches to food security at the local or regional level. They all reveal the enormous influence we have with our eating behavior. Each of us plays an active role in deciding which path will dominate agriculture in the future. "10 Billion" provides a sound basis for decision-making in this regard.
The documentary is celebrating a great success. Currently, "10 Billion" has attracted over 66,000 viewers to cinemas.
TV first broadcast:
24.08.16, 22:45, ARD
As an abridged version:
- 30 minutes: 13.10.16, WDR;
- 45 minutes: 21.09.17, 23:25, WDR;
- 45 minutes: 20.03.18, 16:45, phoenix;
- 45 minutes: 19.07.18, 22:15, phoenix;
- 45 minutes: 20.07.18, 14:15, phoenix.
As a long version
- 100 minutes: 30.09.17, 21:00, tagesschau24;
- 100 minutes: 25.10.17, 00:45, SWR;
- 100 minutes: 29.11.17, 22:45, BR;
- 100 minutes: 12.06.19, 22:45, BR;
- 100 minutes: 29.07.20, 23:30, WDR.