L'empire de l'or rouge

The Empire of Red Gold
by Jean-Baptiste Malet, Xavier Deleu FRANCIA / FRANCE 2017 55'

Based on a book of the same title by J.B. Malet, the film enquires into the history of the tomato and its industrial production, a late 19th century mass production model that heralded the concept of globalized economy. Today, the tomato is an international product shipped from country to country in huge barrels before being processed as a basic ingredient in everyday cuisine. Where, how, and who grows and harvests tomatoes? The major producers are Italy, China, and Africa where huge profits can be reaped through worker exploitation, organized crime, and environmental degradation.

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FRANCIA / FRANCE

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23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

29 May -
TORINO

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