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2016 Wine Country Film Festival

The Perfect Protein

Directed by Caterina Barjau and Jorge Martínez

Food On Film / 2016 / 20 mins

Seed: The Untold Story

KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
September 23, 2016 2:15 pm


     Humans are the leading force of oceanic life decline, and if we continue overfishing at the pace we are going, we could extinct our fish population forever. The Perfect Protein highlights the importance of preserving sea life, and the precautions humans, as a community, can take to conserve a global commodity.

      Famous chefs from around the world speak on behalf of Oceana, an organization that protects the world’s oceans, as they are taking sustainable approaches to the meals they cook to help promote sea life preservation. According to scientists, our fish stocks are in serious decline. If the 30 countries that control more than 90% of the fish caught in the world approved effective management measures to stop overfishing, limit incidental bycatch and protect habitats, there would be enough fish to provide nutritious daily food for a 1 billion people. The Perfect Protein gives a consciously aware view on human’s detrimental effects on oceanic life, and steps we can take, together, to reverse our harm before it is too late.

Director's Bio

Caterina Barjau studied film photography at the Escola de Cinema de Catalunya (ESCAC). She has worked as a photographer for numerous national and international publications. Parallel to this, she is a director of cinematography for commercials and documentaries, having also helmed audiovisual pieces in recent years. Jorge Martínez trained as a graphic designer. He has developed countless communication projects, many of which have landed awards. For years he directed the Punto Aparte Festival, a contemporary cultural event with a strong social commitment.


  1. Seed: the Untold Story

    Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz / Food On Film / India, Mexico, South Africa, USA / 2016 / Agriculture, Food, Healing, Viticulture / 94 mins
    Seeds are miraculous and vital. SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. Farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. With Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

    Preceded by: The Perfect Protein, West Coast Sea Salt

  2. West Coast Sea Salt

    Deborah Burns & Rich Johnson / Food On Film / Canada / 2016 / Agriculture, Food, Nature / 10 mins
    Foraging for sea salt on British Columbia's West Coast with Andrew Shepherd, salt expert and founder of Vancouver Island Salt Co. and Lisa Marie, holistic nutritionist and food forager.

    Preceded by: The Perfect Protein

    Precedes: Seed: the Untold Story

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Dates & Times

Seed: The Untold Story

KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
September 23, 2016 2:15 pm