Olive Oil Flavoured with Tradition| 17mins
Director: Carlos Reis | Producer: Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas, Instituto PolitÃ©cnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Portugal
The Tapada da Tojeira Farm, located near Vila Velha de RodÃ£o in the Castelo Branco region, Portugal, has both a large olive grove and a cork oak grove. Olives have been ground using a traditional mechanical system since 1900 using truncated-conical shaped granite millstones and hydraulic presses. Olives are grown according to the organic farming requirements i.e. without using any pesticides or any other chemical products.
The present documentary â€œOlive oil flavoured with traditionâ€ shows us an ancient method of olive oil extraction. We can also meet LuÃs Coutinho, an agribusiness entrepreneur, who is simultaneously a passionate organic farmer. Nature, with its various elements in harmony, is Coutinhoâ€™s matrix for his sustainable production conception. In his adventure, he would like to encourage us, as consumers, to participate in a sustainable culture. It is as simple as asking where what we eat comes from.
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