Featuring Pulitzer Prize Winner Inga Saffron
Originally, caviar (i.e. sturgeon eggs) - the world's most desired delicacy - was a food of the poor. Over time, it became strictly reserved for the likes of Russian Czars and royalty throughout the world. Nowadays, it has become synonymous with wealth, fame, and indulgence. But why is that? What's so special about caviar?
Caviar Dreams delves into the complex world of caviar, weaving a tapestry of caviar tales that leaves you knowing more than you ever thought possible about this unique delicacy. Beyond the assumed glamour and luxury associated with caviar, we uncover a story of over-fishing, poaching, near extinction, and a quest for sustainability as we journey through the history, culture, and environmental impact of this status symbol.
FILMMAKER'S STATEMENT: "All of us have our own ideas about what caviar is, who eats it, and why it has the reputation it does. Some of us have tried it, some of us would like to try it, and others never have and never will. In any case - whether you’ve eaten caviar or not - this film can tell us a great deal about human nature, and can give us important insights into the relationship we have with our food. I think audiences will learn way more than they ever thought possible about caviar by watching the film."
Reviews & Awards"Aims to humanize the concerning sustainability surrounding caviar...Unearthing misconceptions"
"A fast-paced and humorous look at the history of caviar"
"Attempts to answer questions about the industry, how these fish eggs came to be so desired and more"
Best Overall Documentary Short, Longleaf Film Festival
Best Student Film, Real to Reel Film Festival
International Wildlife Film Festival
Drunken Film Fest
Food Film Fest Bergamo
Sidewalk Film Festival
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Napa Valley Film Festival
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
Tijuana Film & Food Festival
Footcandle Film Festival
Sonoma International Film Festival
RiverRun International Film Festival
Food & Farm Film Festival
Devour: The Food Film Festival