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Sustenance Through Storytelling.


Vittles produces character-driven documentaries told through the lens of food. Our projects examine contemporary social issues in the South and beyond, exploring how the food we grow and the way we eat it informs our identity, culture and community.

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Sustenance Through Storytelling.


Vittles produces character-driven documentaries told through the lens of food. Our projects examine contemporary social issues in the South and beyond, exploring how the food we grow and the way we eat it informs our identity, culture and community.

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Grace's One & Only


In the summer of 1964, Frank Groce got a new stepmother. A white woman from the hills of Kentucky, Grace made a special spinach casserole so Frank could be tough like Popeye in case boys at school picked on him for having an interracial family. The Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race and color, became the law of the land that summer as well. 50 years later, Frank re-creates the dish as he enters a new period in his life. 

 

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Grace's One & Only


In the summer of 1964, Frank Groce got a new stepmother. A white woman from the hills of Kentucky, Grace made a special spinach casserole so Frank could be tough like Popeye in case boys at school picked on him for having an interracial family. The Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race and color, became the law of the land that summer as well. 50 years later, Frank re-creates the dish as he enters a new period in his life. 

 

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Farmer Veteran


Happiness is a warm chick for combat veteran Alex Sutton. Holding a hatching bird in his hands, Alex can imagine a normal life beyond his debilitating PTSD. Inspired by the notion of giving life rather than taking it, and with the unwavering support of his girlfriend, Jessica Silberhorn, Alex becomes a farmer in the spring of 2012.

 

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Farmer Veteran


Happiness is a warm chick for combat veteran Alex Sutton. Holding a hatching bird in his hands, Alex can imagine a normal life beyond his debilitating PTSD. Inspired by the notion of giving life rather than taking it, and with the unwavering support of his girlfriend, Jessica Silberhorn, Alex becomes a farmer in the spring of 2012.

 

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Cook School


Nancy Gould’s food service course is one of the most popular within the North Carolina State Prison system. Graduates of Cook School, the only program out of 12 saved by the N.C. Department of Corrections, earn credits toward a community college degree and employable skills — if they can stand the heat and deliver.

 

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Cook School


Nancy Gould’s food service course is one of the most popular within the North Carolina State Prison system. Graduates of Cook School, the only program out of 12 saved by the N.C. Department of Corrections, earn credits toward a community college degree and employable skills — if they can stand the heat and deliver.

 

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Café Sense


With more than 1,000 aromatic compounds, coffee is the most chemically complex beverage that humans consume. Kyle Brouhard, a visually impaired coffee cupper, walks the highway from his home to direct-trade roaster Counter Culture Coffee in order to experience flavors harvested from around the world and the memories associated with them. 

 

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Café Sense


With more than 1,000 aromatic compounds, coffee is the most chemically complex beverage that humans consume. Kyle Brouhard, a visually impaired coffee cupper, walks the highway from his home to direct-trade roaster Counter Culture Coffee in order to experience flavors harvested from around the world and the memories associated with them. 

 

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Some Like It Raw


How do you measure the small threat of a foodborne illness against bland, nutrient depleted, industrially processed milk? Explore the history of "The Milk Question" through interviews with dairy farmers and raw milk advocates and through animation using wire armature dolls, watercolors and fabric cutouts.

 

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Some Like It Raw


How do you measure the small threat of a foodborne illness against bland, nutrient depleted, industrially processed milk? Explore the history of "The Milk Question" through interviews with dairy farmers and raw milk advocates and through animation using wire armature dolls, watercolors and fabric cutouts.

 

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Wok Next Door


Joe lived next to Julia and Johnny for years and barely knew the couple — but the delicious fragrance of ginger and garlic coming from their kitchen window beckoned. One day he knocked on their door to ask for cooking lessons. Turns out his love of Chinese food started in the womb — with these two very people.

 

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Wok Next Door


Joe lived next to Julia and Johnny for years and barely knew the couple — but the delicious fragrance of ginger and garlic coming from their kitchen window beckoned. One day he knocked on their door to ask for cooking lessons. Turns out his love of Chinese food started in the womb — with these two very people.

 

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