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10 Billion, What’s on Your Plate?

Germany – 2015

Sustainable Foods Feature Films Films


  • Tuesday, September 13 - 11:00am
    Liceo Francés, Santo Domingo
  • Wednesday, September 14 - 4:00pm
    UNPHU, La Vega
  • Friday, September 16 - 9:00am
    Colegio Bilingue New Horizons, Santo Domingo

By 2050, the world population will grow to ten billion people. In the middle of the heated debate about food security, comes this broad and analytic look into the enormous spectrum of global food production and distribution – from artificial meat, insects, industrial farming to trendy self-cultivation. Director, best-selling author and Food Fighter Valentin Thurn (box office hit Taste the Waste) seeks for solutions worldwide and gives place for innovation and visions for our future.

Director: Valentin Thrun

Country: Germany

Year: 2015

Duration: 102 min

Language: German, English

Subtitles: Spanish


Ten_Billion_Director_2Valentin Thurn

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Valentin Thurn is director and author of TV documentaries for national and international channels ; author of radio features and articles for magazines; author of books such as “Harte Kost” the book around his latest movie “10 Billion”; teacher at international congresses and workshops. He is also member of the founding board of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ) , of Reporters without borders, Netzwerk Recherche (investigative reporter’s network), AGDOK (German association of documentary filmmakers). In 2003 he founded the film production company THURN FILM, based in Cologne.

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