A film by Eline Arnevåg Lågeide,
Country: Norway,
Duration: 30min,
Language: Norwegian,
Subtitles: English,
Year: 2016

Food Stories is a film that explores how particular food commodities are related to memories and emotions. The film is an outcome of three-month fieldwork at Alanya Import, a greengrocery shop at Storgata in Tromsø, Norway. Different customers and goods are being followed through daily grocery shopping, cooking, and sharing a meal. The film’s point of departure is how the customers relate to their food from their home countries. Various perspectives are presented in sensory meetings at kitchens around Tromsø. Food becomes a window into different immigration and globalization processes. Furthermore, does the film presents an insight into kids growing up in several contexts when it comes to food traditions.

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