The Gateway Bug

  • 8 10
  • 2017
  • 84min
The Gateway Bug
  • Original Title: The Gateway Bug

Did you know that millions of people eat insects on a daily basis? This documentary demonstrates how this habit can help stop climate change.

The Gateway Bug

AWARDS: Winner. Impact DOCS Awards/ Special Mention. Milano International Film Festival/ San Francisco Doc Fest/ Winner – Best Environmental Documentary. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival/ Winner of the 2017 Green Spark Award. American Conservation Film Festival/ Winner of the Audience Award. Bonita Springs International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Transitions Film Festival/ Santa Barbara International Film Fest/ Colorado Environmental Film Festival/ 4th Annual Long Island Food and Film Feast w/ Slow Food North Shore/ Vail Film Festival/ Minneapolis Saint Paul Internation Film Festival/ The Gateway Bug Banquet at GYST Fermentation Bar/ Nashville Film Festival/ Bentonville Film Festival/ Cans Film Festival/ Tasmanian Eco Film Fest/ Napa Valley Film Festival/ Transitions Film Festival/ One Earth Film Festival/ Detroit Film Festival/ Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival/ Life Sciences Film Festival/ Singapore Eco Film Festival/ Hong Kong Eco Film Festival/ Rooftop Cinema

The Gateway Bug. The taste of insects and the climate crisis

Over 2 billion people on earth eat insects for protein. Following the rise and dramatic fall of edible insect start-ups in America, this film exposes America’s disconnect with food as climate catastrophe, uncovering daily habits individuals can alter to fix the broken food system, one meal at a time.

From the front lines of climate-affected communities, the film converts viewers into activists, igniting social change through education and empowerment. From commercial cricket farms in the rust belt to bug eating festivals keeping Austin weird and lawmakers on capitol hill, the film includes interviews with the UN, USDA, Climate Foundation and TV chef Andrew Zimmern.

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The Gateway Bug LLC

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