Meat the Future

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Animals & Animal Rights
Ecology & the Environment
Rural Life & Agriculture
Science & Technology
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Liz Marshall
Producer(s):Liz Marshall
Executive Producer(s):Janice Dawe
Chris Hegedus
Associate Producer(s):Jessica Jennings
Editor(s):Roland Schlimme
Caroline Christie
Writer(s):Liz Marshall
Cinematography:John Price
Composer:Igor Correia
Sound:Elma Bello
Chris Miller
Michelle Irving
Graham Rogers
Matt Chan


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The transition from hunter/gatherer societies to agricultural economies was an incredible disruption of how humans produced and consumed food. World meat consumption is predicted to double by 2050, and bring with it a climate catastrophe, if we continue with our current model of factory farming. But a potential solution to this impending disaster is being developed in labs: “clean meat.” Bill Gates and Richard Branson are among the billionaires investing in food science that can grow meat from animal cells without the need to slaughter animals. As the price per pound drops monthly and some of the world’s top chefs cut into this cultured protein, feedlots might become a thing of the past. Following the innovative Berkeley start-up Memphis Meats as they ramp up production in a full-scale factory and navigate the quickly changing regulations in this emergent industry, it becomes clear we’re on the cusp of an edible revolution. Alexander Rogalski

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

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