Film Screening: Heartwood Presented by the Slow Food Youth Network

14 Oct 2020

To kick off our digital activities at Terra Madre, the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) has organized a documentary film screening of Heartwood by Stefano Petroni.

This will be one of the first public screenings of this inspirational documentary, which has been produced a group of youths from our network: Agostino and Stefano Petroni, Sava Riaskoff, Luke Namer and Daniel Halper. In 2016-2017 they visited three indigenous communities in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia and, in collaboration with them, created a documentary to tell their stories of gastronomic resilience.

When and How?

The streaming will take place at 8.45 p.m. CEST on Sunday, October 18 on the ​Slow Food Youth Network YouTube channel​. Before sharing the movie, at 8.30 p.m. CEST, and after the screening, at 10 p.m. CEST, we will have the pleasure of speaking to the movie producers and representatives of the communities present in the movie! This will happen on the ​Slow Food Youth Network​ and ​Slow Food International​ Facebook pages.

The Story

Heartwood tells the story of Agostino, a farmer’s son on a mission to save his regions’ olive trees from a natural disaster. Xylella fastidiosa is the most deadly plant pathogen known to humankind, and it has already killed 20 million olive trees in Southern Italy with no sign of slowing down. In fact, it’s now reached France and Spain. Olive production across the entire Mediterranean basin is at risk.

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