15 Nov '11, 1pm

Why Did Mc Donald’s Shut Down in Bolivia? Film Explores the Country’s Fierce Local Food Culture (Interview)

Why Did Mc Donald’s Shut Down in Bolivia? Film Explores the Country’s Fierce Local Food Culture (Interview)

TreeHugger (TH): What moved you to make this film? Fernando Martinez (FM): Thanks to my work in the audiovisual field, I’ve been lucky to travel extensively and become quite familiar with the geography of my country, and every time you travel with a film crew, the first thing you do when you get to a small town or city is to find those places where you can have a good meal. With my friend and the film’s cinematographer, Gustavo Soto, we always talked about making a documentary about the best places to eat in Bolivia; on the other hand, when working at the Santa Cruz Ibero American Film Festival, every time I greeted someone I proudly told them: “Mc Donald’s had to shut down in Bolivia.” The merge of these two ideas was what gave birth to the project three years ago.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/documentary-explores...

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