The World's Story is Yours to Tell
An 11.11.11 video by Adam Pérou Hermans
You open your cupboard. It’s bare. You open your refrigerator, nothing but a few condiments there. As your dog reminds you, even his bowl is bare. What to do? Well, if you are like the protagonist of a wonderful little film called “Soup To Nuts,” you “get up offa that thing” and get to work.
You ransack your garden for anything that has survived the frost, you gather plants and berries from the surrounding area, you hunt rabbit, you fish, and you get it done. Then you bring it all home, cook it up and serve a feast to your friends:
At_Films response to One Day On Earth was to make a film in one day, about making a meal in one day, without buying any ingredients. What really makes this a little gem is the dual nature of the project. Both the film and the meal were made in a day, the same day, which of necessity gives both a handmade improvisational feel.
How much of the food did At and Alex know was there? It doesn’t matter. It had to be done on 11.11.11 and anything could have happened throughout the night of 11.10.11. We could have had a movie about hunger and it might have been equally as wonderful (if sadder).