JIAN Yi is an independent filmmaker and food activist. In 2008 he founded the IFChina Original Studio, a citizen participatory media project, and he founded the Good Food Fund in 2017, which leads in promoting transforming China's food system transformation. They also run a Good Food Summit and a Good Food Festival in China every year.
Yi's films have won international awards and shown at numerous venues across the globe including New York's MoMA. He made What's For Dinner? in 2009, the first China-made short documentary on meat consumption and its impact on the environment. He also co-founded the Food Forward Forum with Yale Hospitality in 2019.
We’re not in a bubble, we are living with other people. And that’s the beauty of food, food connects all of us.
Jian Yi, director of ‘What’s For Dinner?’, a film about the meat industry, speaks to Tom Levitt about his own views on China’s burgeoning livestock sector.