A new documentary aims to tell the complete story of humanity’s obsession with cooking meat over flame. Appropriately titled Barbecue, the film premiered at South by Southwest in March, and it’s now available to stream via iTunes and Google Play. Barbecue is scheduled for release on Netflix in August. Here’s the trailer.
Director Matthew Salleh traveled to 12 countries to get a taste of different barbecue cultures around the world. Salleh says the doc isn’t limited to covering food, but it also examines how “something as basic as cooking over fire unites us across race, class, and culture in increasingly uncertain times.”
Tackling a hotly debated topic from a broader angle earned Salleh’s movie a Documentary Spotlight selection at SXSW 2017. Get a sneak peak at Barbecue — produced by Rose Tucker and Daniel Joyce and shot fully in high-quality 4K resolution — via the video above.
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