Carlo Petrini in "Slow Food Story". Image: PandaSorm Pictures
Use for good foods and against the ubiquitous acceleration – over the global movement Slow Food comes a movie into the cinema
Chairmilling for okologically and fairly produced foods that come from the region, people of different political orientation. Likewise the fight for deceleration. Emblematic is a name: Slow Food. The world’s successful movement is mostly so very excessive that questions about your orientation and its federal partners. Although the Slow Food Story almost completes these questions, it is an interesting cinematic import into the Italian origin of the movement and its worldwide activities.
Last week it was the Pope, the Carlo Petrini exhaled his solidarity. For a long time the 64-year Italian has already learned about Italy’s support from highest circles. In the movie "Slow Food Story" he is about to see on the side of Mikhail Gorbachev, and Prince Charles gives himself in a speech on one of Petrini to recognize congress as an attachment of his movement.
Petrini is the world chairman of Slow Food, a network of good food and respect for their production ratios, for the rescue of culinary traditions and genus, for deceleration and the placement of the growth question. Since, above all, Petrini’s movement at the end of the 1980s, as he remained their ideas and based central facilities on his initiative, it is possible to tell the story of Slow Food as his story. That makes "Slow Food Story".
No revolution without good food
The film shows Petrini as a busy organizer and activists already in youth years. Father he will be for the "Proletarian unity party" City Council in his hometown of Bra in the Piedemont region – with a voice share, which is more than five times as high as everything the party reaches somewhere else. Then he operates a free (and thus illegal) radio station with.
At the end of the 1970s he turns to the farmers strongly decimated by industrialization and land escape and leave local cultural traditions. On the basis of its experience with the marketing of local specialties and with first culinary fuhrers, Petrini rises in the mid-1980s in food activism after mixed with methanol of mixed wine many people and printed the paragraph of Italian wine on a record low.
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The culinary and convivial events were a soothing variety of the good political struggle, recalls today’s vice chairman of Slow Food Italy in the film. But Petrini and Co. also make Arger: You visit congresses of the Communist Party to criticize the food there. Shortly thereafter, a colleague invents a regular gourmet supplement for the Communist Zeitung IL Manifesto, which finds frictional sales. In modification of a sentence of the US Anarchist Emma Goldman love to say that the motto of Petrinis group was: if I can not eat well, it is not my revolution.
The milieu, from the end of the 1980s Slow Food, seems to be unique. The movement managed but amazing Grenzuberwindungen. "It is not easy to describe what happened", Says Stefano Sardo. "Every woman, that Slow Food comes from a left environment. But from many reasons you have found access to people from the rights." Sardo lives in Rome, but also comes from Bra. He already worked for Slow Food and is even familiar. Now the full-time scriptwriter has made his first documentary about the movement: the 72-minal Slow Food Story.
Slow Food is represented worldwide in allegedly 150 countries. Members can meet in local or regional groups, which "Convivien" be mentioned, which emphasizes the community and social health aspect. In Germany, Slow Food is a club with its own information about 13 000 members and over 80 convivia. The large local group is in Munchen, reports Germany Chairman Ursula Hudson. However, the large convivium is a regional: Mainfranken-Hohenlohe.
The number of farmers and "Foodstop" Take in Slow Food. "Slow Food has arisen in Germany as gastrophilic and italophile movement, but has changed a lot. This shows that we have a growing membership among young adults who do not have the funds that were justified by the cliche, SLOW FOOD only consist of mid-range and "Time"-Readers", explains the chairman. Hudson remains true to the for Slow Food typical party political accessibility: despite its massive criticism "Industrial animal husbandry and food production that are the damage of the animals, the environment and at the end of public health", In the past general election campaign she did not want to call up to deselect the Merkel government.
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A cultural change, which is also within the meaning of the conservative
In it he briefly mention these political ambivalence, which in Italy also criticizes. Accordingly, a prominent and important assistant of Terra Madre, the worldwide, Slow Food network of small producers, the former Minister of Agriculture (and until recently burger master of Rome) Gianni Alemanno of the PostFascist Party MSI. "The Prasident of the Piedmont region was from Berlusconi’s party, and he was the first to believe in the "Salone del Gusto", Terra Madre and the University", Fugt Sardo added.
The food fair "Salone del Gusto" and the (allegedly only the only one) "University of gastronomic sciences" Are two successful rough projects of the movement. The University was founded in 2003 in collaboration with Slow Food and the Piedmont region and is a state-recognized training and research center, which operates interdisciplinary with eating and food production.
Slow Food has been working together with any Minister of Agriculture of Italy, the director born in 1972 says: "Maybe they were even more successful people who apparently did not do anything with them. Paolo de Castro, a minister under Prodi, was much more geared to the gross brussel lobbies." Against these lobbies, Slow Food fights at a conventional level to protect small producers. "In Italy, Slow Food has created a new cultural environment for food, they have changed the perception of food", Stop Sardo. The country has rediscovered its small producers and local food. The Wine and Osteria fuhrers published by Slow Food have always been commercially successful.
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Good food in unpolitical setting?
Unfortunately, the film does not ask the question of the ratio of Slow Food and worldview. To fight against poor food and ecological distortions, is obviously a necessity, regardless of political ideologies. That the fascist do the same way like anti-fascists can not be surprised. We are all sitting in the same boat (unless we live in the parallel world of rich life). So it is a good option to turn together to turn to such basic and urgent problems and ideological boundaries, as far as it goes (it will not go in all traps)? Or is a collaboration with fascist Berlusconians and similar rat traps their potential to win the masses with false displeasures of a better past?
A coarse part of Marxism (and today’s most powerful waste, the social democracy) has already been embarrassed by technology, progress and state prolongation. That the (then) Communist Petrini in the best sense of the word conservative initiatives took the company’s local local community and organized hedonistic-convivial events, is lobless. Not to be denied is that Slow Food was successful and is – and not only in financial terms or in the sense of unpolitical gourmets. But how far can the dance go with the devil?
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To support through the fascism capologists Gianni Alemanno says Stefano Sardo: "In the fascist culture, it was much for agricultural pride. That makes sense. But the consequence of his solidarity with the idea of Slow Food went on: Terra Madre brought together 5,000 farmers from all over the world in Italy, many of them from Africa. Petrini was so fucked, this minister."
So there is a colorful pile from all over the world, supported by a minister of a post-fascist party. Is that a success, because the probably racist thinking scheme of the minister? no. The minister does not have a problem with the multi-ethnic assembly – the strangers go back after a few days. The so-called new rights has been the one for decades "Vorcherpluralism" prescribed, which provides separated collectives from each other along supposedly cultural boundaries. She does not have a problem to pay attention to cultural peculiarities, these rather like to emphasize. As long as the "People" Do not mix, it’s already when you all receive your culinary traditions. Nothing against an okological-culinary movement – but such thinking schemes should be evaporated.