The Best Short Film You’ve Ever Seen About Coconuts (Video)


If you’ve been following the adventures of the Perennial Plate, you’ll be familiar with the team’s beautifully shot videos covering everything from Indian street food to lobster pies and spearing fish. Chef-activist Daniel Klein and his co-producer Mirra Fine travel the globe looking for stories about the way we grow, catch, and eat food, capturing stunning images along the way.

The latest short video takes us to a Sri Lankan coconut plantation, where we meet some folks who are amazing at climbing trees and using machetes. Here’s the official synopsis:

In Sri Lanka, the coconut is, in a sense, a source of life. Not only it is the main ingredient in most Sri Lankan dishes, but the entire coconut tree — From the roots to the coconut itself to the tips of the leaves — plays a major role in the non-culinary ways of life. Without the coconut, things in Sri Lanka would be very different. We spent the day with a family of 8 on their coconut plantation outside of Negombo, where they showed us all this fruit (nut?) has to offer.

[via Perennial Plate]

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