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The Empire of Red Gold

The Empire of Red Gold, 2018, Pelicam 2019
NATIONAL
Premiere
Country
France
Year
2018
Runtime
54 min.

Film Story

The world’s most consumed fruit has an untold story. The industrialisation of the humble tomato preceded the globalised economy that was to follow. It is now as much of a commodity as wheat, rice, or petrol. The tomato’s ability to create strongly identifiable products, such as ketchup, pizza sauce, soups, sauces, drinks or frozen dishes is unbeatable. As early as 1897, ten years before Ford started to mass produce cars, Heinz was already converting tomatoes into standardised cans of puree. They banned unions, imposed uniform standards of production and established genetic laboratories that ensured identical tomato plantations all around the world

Award

  • Green Film Festival 2018 - Tournesol Prize
  • Life Sciences Film Festival 2019