Did You Eat Rice?

Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 53 mins
|5 Seconds
Sound: Stereo
Available Format/s: DCP / HD ProRes / HD H264
Original Format: HD Video
  • Documentary
  • Ecology
  • Food


In Asian culture, the question ‘did you eat rice?’ means ‘have you eaten?’ (usually referring to a specific meal: breakfast, lunch or dinner). Moreover, this question could also function as a greeting and an expression of concern for someone; for example, a substitute for ‘how have you been?’, ‘are you okay?’, or ‘is everything all right?’.The experimental documentary film ‘Did You Eat Rice?’ explores the sensitive relationships which exist between local farmers and their natural environments during the rice harvest in Omachi, Japan. In this production, various subjects, as well as the audience, are asked the question ‘did you eat rice?’.

More works by Ellie Kyungran Heo

, 2016
6 Minutes

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