Restaurateur and Chef Chico Ferreira loves cooking and despite him finding the kitchen "hot, noisy and stressful", he loves his job and the difference he feels he makes by welcoming people into his restaurant every day. His philosophical approach is: "To eat is not just to feed. Around food things happen."
This film, Cozinhar é Transformer (Cooking Is Transforming), was directed by Luiz Felipe Fischer and was hand-picked as a winning entry by City Of God director Fernando Meirelles, in a series of brand new films supported by Johnnie Walker called The Walkers.
Meirelles chose the winning entries for the six short-feature films produced via crowdsourcing:
“As a filmmaker, I have always been moved by the Keep Walking spirit; after all, it was not easy to produce a movie in Brazil. The boldness of giving the brand’s voice to independent producers had me right away,” says the director, who was excited to see the progress of Brazil and real-life Brazilians, such as community dwellers, natives and street artists, portrayed on the big screen.