In 1986, Carlo Petrini, known around the globe as an ambassador for thinking about food differently, founded the ArciGola Gastronomic Association in Italy and three years later in Paris, launched Slow Food, an international anti-fast-food resistance movement. From the tiny town of Bra, home to some 27,000 inhabitants, the Slow Food movement has grown to become a revolution, that now has roots in more than 150 countries. Cheese-makers, vintners, and artisanal food folk, toast Slow Food for bringing about a change in consciousness that shook the very foundation of gastronomy. On a special episode of HRN Community Sessions, filmmaker Director Stefano Sardo is here into the studio to talk to us about his latest documentary that concerns this movement, Slow Food Story. As he follows Carlo and his close-knit group of friends, from their earliest days as political radicals, to later struggles with unexpected tragedy. A joyous romp of a film, filled with all manner of delectable scenes of food, drink and song, Slow Food amply demonstrates that adventure is best served in heaping helpings. Tune-in to find out how you can view the film, and participate in the Slow Food Movement!

“I think food media is very interesting because it connects people to something which they feel is real.” [16:18]

Stefano Sardo on HRN Community Sessions