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Eating the Uneatable
Eating the Uneatable
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
NR     2003     0hr 52min

Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Release Date: 08/23/2005 Run time: 52 minutes


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Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/14/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 52min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Cantonese, English

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Movie Reviews

Variety is the spice of life
Kyle Tolle | Phoenix, Arizona USA | 07/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The place is Yunnan Province in Southern China and it is home to 3 distinct climatic regions, 15,000 species of plants, 300 animal species, and over 2400 species of insects. Various tribes are spread throughout this diverse territory and they all have a discriminating palate for unique food.

What many westerners might identify as revolting for human consumption is the daily fare for these indigenous groups and it has been this way for centuries. Not only are their diets looked at in this program, but there is interesting information regarding their cultures, cooking methods, foraging techniques, and the use of various insects for medicinal purposes.

Although insects are a primary staple that is focused on, the Yunnanese people also have some other noteworthy favorites and appearing below is some of what you will experience in this show:

Bamboo Worms
Water Centipedes
Deep fried Cicadas
Giant Bamboo Mice
Grilled Bats
Dung Beetles

As far as educational value and good entertainment is concerned, this documentary does a nice job in both respects. The video footage of all the food collection and preparation is done tastefully and humanely and nothing I saw in this program was even remotely unpleasant in any way.