FOOD IS ONE THING WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON

INSIGHT

It’s almost unimaginable that in New York City it takes only 1 hour to get food delivered, and that somewhere across the world there are tribes of people who have been planning exhibitions to catch a whale so that they can feed their small village for a year. One of the most interesting and unique things about the most remote, rural places is that people live in the moment. They live to survive.

IDEA

A cinematic adventure using food as a connector and universal language, Jane brings us to some of the most alien places and situations on earth. As we experience how amazingly different human life on this planet can be, we learn that when it comes to food we will all always have something in common.

ACT 1: THE TRAVEL

Getting to the most remote places on earth is part of the adventure, sometimes taking 5 days just to reach one destination. The introduction will be the journey to the destination for each episode.

ACT 2: MEETING THE TRIBE/PEOPLE

Meeting people who have never had a visitor before is an experience that involves gentle firsts. The barriers of total differences in life experiences, languages, history will be overcome by basic human interactions. Eating and food will always be integral to this process, because life in these communities is about survival. The viewer will discover these new people along with Jane, in what feels like an adventure and journey. Jane is adaptable.

ACT 3: EXPERIENCING LIFE AND GETTING THE FOOD

What we need to overcome to get the food.  Dependent on where Jane is visiting, she’ll hunt, forage and go on any expedition that the tribe does. Staying with them, traveling with them, experiencing life and everything about it, with them. The difficulties and joys of living in these extreme environments.

ACT 4: SHARING A MEAL

This is largely dependent on where we are and what we had to overcome to get the food, but ideally Jane will join them in food prep and consumption as the ultimate gesture of unity between them.


EPISODE IDEAS

THE ARCTIC POLAR REGION

Greenland/Canada have incredible landscapes and harsh living environments. The people there are living to survive. All of their subsistence is based exclusively on their ability at hunting and fishing. Inspiration: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/peoplefeather/71931114

CONGO FORREST

Jane visits the Mbuti Pygmies in the thick Congo Forrest. They are Hunters and their lives is simple and beautiful. Inspiration: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QxpnWR9Srg3) 

MONGOLIA

Jane visits the Dukha people, known as the Reindeer Herders. These people are nomads and treat the reindeer like domestic animals — make milk, cheese etc all byproducts of reindeer. Jane participates in one of their Shaman traditions. Inspiration: http://www.higherperspectives.com/remote-mongolian- tribe-1429978795.html