With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is an artful and thoughtful new documentary that provides a perfect entry point to insect cuisine. For three years, a cast of charming and brave food adventurers from the Nordic Food Lab traveled the world - from Europe to Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond - to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects had to say. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen followed them as they foraged, farmed, cooked and tasted everything from revered termite queens and dessert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers. This two-disc set includes the standalone feature as well as an 8-episode television version.


"Hugely entertaining. Somewhere between JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI and FOOD, INC., at the intersection of culinary adventure and social justice." - THE FILM STAGE

"Lively and thoughful. Though it might initially look like a wacky foodie adventure show, BUGS has a conscience." - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

"Fun and illuminating. Andreas Johnsen's globetrotting documentary provides much food for thought." - TORONTO STAR


2017 / Denmark / Colour / English and Danish with English subtitles / 1.78 widescreen presentation / 2.0 Dolby Stereo / 76 minutes for feature & 240 minutes for television series

Director: Andreas Johnsen


  • includes the 8 episode television series on a separate disc
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Closed Captioning
  • Optional Danish, English, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer