Pigs and the Argentinian Tango: TidBit of the Day

| April 7, 2011

What does pig farming have to do with the tango?

Dancers

Check out this short (12 min.) movie clip, “Ride That Pig to Glory” about Emile DeFlice, South Carolina pig farmer and tango dancer. He owns Caw Caw Creek Pastured Pork. He eloquently talks about the dance and beauty of sustainable farming practices and of source, the tango.

RIDE THAT PIG TO GLORY from UM Media Documentary Projects on Vimeo.

Source: Southern Foodways Alliance

The full film, entitled “Southern Food: The Movie,” is due out in 2012. It was filmed for the Southern Foodways Alliance, based out of the University of Mississippi. SFA celebrates the diverse food cultures of the American South through documentaries, studies, and events. Their mission: “we set a common table where black and white, rich and poor — all who gather — may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation. For some wonderful films about food stories in the American South, from Vietnamese fishermen in Louisiana to Carolina BBQ, check them out here.

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  1. Looks like an interesting film…some of those pigs are so huge!

  2. Simply Life says:

    I’m loving that “tango” picture!

  3. Peggy says:

    Great looking film so far!

  4. Belinda says:

    I’m glad you liked the “tango” photo. =) Heehee.

  5. Dancing photo looks sexy.

  6. This is great, it reminded me of my dad’s family who raised pigs– basically in their home!

  7. Love the painting of the dancers!…and, of course, the sustainable farming. :-)

    Thanks for sharing the film. Brenda

  8. Lena says:

    as a tango afficianado I kind of find the comparison gross :)