The Milk System

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The Milk System

The Milk System

original title:

The Milk System

directed by:



Miramonte Film, Eikon, supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, IDM Südtirol-Alto Adige, FFF Filmfernsehfonds Bayern, RBB Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg, arte, RAI-Sender Bozen, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen


Italy / Germany



film run:



Ready (30/05/2017)

festivals & awards:

  • CPH:DOX 2018: International Premiere

There's one thing milk stands for - health. It's seen as natural and nutrient-rich. Which is exactly what makes it so attractive for the market. But is it really that healthy? We set out to take a critical look at the milk system. Along the way we'll meet farmers, dairy owners, politicians, lobbyists, NGOs, scientists. Each has their own views on the value and consequences of an industry with world-wide impact. Whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, milk is the allegorical model of streamlined-for-growth global food production and its consequences. The film uncovers surprising truths behind the system. Who profits at whose cost? Does the system have a future and are there alternatives? A journey across continents (Europe, Africa and China) that deals with preconceptions and brings solutions to light.