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Barbecue (2017)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 11 July 2017 (USA)
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A symphony of meat and fire, Barbecue shows us how an everyday ritual is shared by cultures around the world, as a way to celebrate community, friendship, and tradition. A film told in 13 ... See full summary »

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A symphony of meat and fire, Barbecue shows us how an everyday ritual is shared by cultures around the world, as a way to celebrate community, friendship, and tradition. A film told in 13 languages, from Texas to the Syrian border, from 'Shisanyama' to 'Lechon', Barbecue is a film about the simple truths in life that bring people together, and how barbecue is a path to salvation.

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Barbecue is a Scrumptious World Tour
12 March 2017 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

Barbecue was extremely well-received in its world premiere at SXSW in, (where else would you premiere a BBQ movie?), but in Austin, Texas. It was beautiful filmed as the film makers ate their way around the planet to explore the BBQ traditions on 6 continents in Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Japan, Mongolia, Jordan (among Syrian refugees), Armenia, Sweden, South Africa, Texas, Mexico and Uruguay. While each was unique in its cultural traditions and rituals for flame-cooking meet, there was something deeply primordial about the idea of humans cooking meeting. The specific methods of preparation differed from country-to-country, but the core experience was shared and universal. The experience is a communal one that brings together families and friends the world over. The process seemed to be one that binds communities together.

Barbecue is beautiful filmed so that you can almost smell the meet cooking over the flame and almost taste it. In a world where human beings often seem so deeply divided, BBQ is a tradition that unifies people. I honestly don't understand vegetarians who choose to reject this essential element of human existence. I hope that folks get to enjoy this luscious charming documentary about one of world's best culinary experiences.


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