I COULD EAT A HORSE: FILMS ABOUT FOOD
I Could Eat A Horse is a multi-artform project exploring the diverse relationships that individuals and communities have with food and the food industry. We've been asking people to dig deep into the how, why and where questions; from personal choices about consumption, to examining who is in control of our access to food.
Throughout Autumn 2013 A Moment’s Peace worked with local groups all across the country to create twelve unique short films that focus upon human narratives, but shed light upon, and ask questions of an industry that is increasingly globalised.
These films seek to inspire debate within their local regions, as well as to contribute to a national debate and online discussion covering areas from health, to access, to sustainability.
After being screened in each region we worked in the films went online in December 2013. Visit the dedicated project website to watch the films and find out more about the groups and artists that made them.
We have created an Education Workbook to accompany the films which can be used by schools, colleges and community groups to inspire their own creative responses to the topics we’ve explored throughout I Could Eat A Horse. Download a copy here.
Sharing food, folklore and personal stories
"The film work was a celebration of what we are trying to do - and the whole process one of affirmation."
Participant from Bread Matters (Sourdough Exchange)
"Children loved making the film and going along to see the screening…One particular child who normally does not enjoy school really thrivedﾠinfrontﾠof the camera…theﾠfilmﾠ,ﾠa great resource for us in the future too. Encouraging the children to think about food."
Participant from Gatehouse Primary School
"It's great that so many interesting films were made in so short a time about some very interesting topics. Great to engage young people in things theyﾠhave clearly never thoughtﾠabout before. Great to get different generations talking about the same topic - and each other - and then to meet at the film screening!"
John Wheatley College Participant
"The atmosphere in the room was great and everyone enjoyed seeing the finished products. I think each group enjoyed all the other films too, not just their own."
"Congratulations to films maker's - thought provoking. Loved the music."
Aberdeenshire Audience Feedback
I Could Eat A Horse was the second project from our FOOD FRONTIERS programme. A triptych of creative investigations into contemporary relationships between humans, food and the food industry.