Culture for a Better Food Future
What do film, art, music, gastronomy have to do with the growing climate crisis and our strained agrifood systems? These cultural threads sew the fabric of a connected world that transcends all boundaries, to help connect young people and empower them to transform agrifood systems. Gastronomy, art, music and film all act as universal languages to communicate across borders and cultures.
This year, the WFF will focus on how agrifood systems transformation accelerates climate action. Bringing culinary traditions, the inspiring power of film, and the bonding aspect of music and art together in the lead up to the WFF 2023 flagship event in Rome, we aim to highlight our mission statement and bridge the gap between policy, youth advocacy and actionable solutions towards a better food future for all.
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The art stream of the Culture track harnesses the power of art, fashion and innovation to communicate the mission and values of the World Food Forum through stunning visual representations. The 2022 WFF flagship event featured a dynamic art exhibition curated and created by the youth run Tramandars art association.
The 2023 flagship event featured another iconic exhibition at FAO headquarters as well as a special exhibit at the Rome botanical gardens on mushrooms.
The film stream of the Culture track uses the power of film to tell stories of agrifood systems heroes in communities around the world, innovative solutions, traditional and indigenous knowledge, and more. Every year, the WFF holds a Film Festival to award films from across the globe that embody the mission and vision of the World Food Forum and each year's theme.
Here is a look at the 2023 Film Festival winners.
The gastronomy stream is at the very heart of the culture track, as food is a universal language that has been bringing people together for generations. Events and programs are held throughout the year, but the WFF flagship event at FAO headquarters is a special occasion to showcase food culture across regions.
Lunches provided by member states and themed events based around sustainable and nutritious ingredients provide an opportunity for them to showcase the innovative work of their youth in agrifood systems as well as to share their culture with participants and connecting with them through food.
At the WFF 2023 flagship event, there was a special focus on millets to celebrate the nternational year dedicated to them.
Music is the thread that runs through all the WFF tracks during the flagship event and more. As a catalyst for change, it is what brings people together and brings them down to earth, whether it be during policy discussions or cultural events.
The anthem written and produced yearly by young international artists serves a personification of the theme to bring it to life through music.
2022 WFF flagship event concert
2022 WFF Film Festival Award Ceremony