Brooklyn Farmer, Sriracha
The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan and AFG Film Club present
American Film Showcase 2017 Program in Armenia
MOSAIC OF HUMAN STORIES - FOOD
March 7 - 28, 2017
THE CLUB (AKUMB), 40 Tumanyan Str., Yerevan
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 20:00
2013, USA, 27 min, Documentary
Directors: Michael Tyburski, Ben Nabors
BROOKLYN FARMER explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City. The film follows Head Farmer Ben Flanner, CEO Gwen Schantz, Communications Director Anastasia Plakias, Farm Manager Michael Meier, and Beekeeper Chase Emmons as their growing operation expands from Long Island City, Queens to a second roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. The team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world’s biggest cities.
SRIRACHA 2014, USA, 33 min, Documentary
Director: Griffin Hammond
It’s been named ‘Ingredient of the Year’ by Bon Appetit, ‘Best-tasting hot sauce,’ according to Cooks Illustrated, and in 2012, Huy Fong Foods sold 20 million bottles of Sriracha! That’s 100 million pounds of chiles! But even with its cult following—recipes, t-shirts, tattoos—most fans don’t know the origin story of this Thai flavor, or recognize David Tran, the man responsible for popularizing Sriracha in the U.S. This fast-paced documentary finally reveals the story of Sriracha—where it comes from, how it’s made, and the people who love it.