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Direction e protagonists

The documentary lives from real stories that life writes. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the film and made it possible.


Verena Endtner, director from Bern, is behind the idea, the script and the implementation. The film was produced by Dan Riesen, ALOCO GmbH in Bern in co-production with SRF / DOK editorial team and 3sat.


1001 Organic

The spice company Raphael runs is called 1001 Organic and is a social enterprise. It stands for the responsible production of high-quality organic spices such as vanilla, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.


The company is committed to improving the social, environmental and financial livelihoods of small farmers in Tanzania. Through fair business conditions and access to niche markets, farmers and their families can benefit from a higher standard of living. Thanks to distribution without intermediaries, fresh and organic spices come directly from the farm to the local kitchen.


The herbal liqueur Jägermeister sources cloves from Zanzibar. It is the first major brand to announce the origin of some of its ingredients and focuses on sustainability and organic farming.


Today's internationally best-known herbal liqueur was brought onto the market by Curt Mast in 1935. The recipe of 56 herbs, flowers and roots has remained unchanged to this day. Traditionally, Jägermeister is made exclusively in the small northern German town of Wolfenbüttel. From here, the herbal liqueur in the distinctive bottle is exported to more than 150 countries. The family business employs around 1,000 people worldwide.

La Cucina

La Cucina, Tee und Gewürze, offers products from Zanzibar.


For 35 years, La Cucina has stood for the processing, sale and trading of first-class teas and spices from all over the world. Constantly driven to offer customers the best quality, as fresh as possible, at a fair price. Started as a manageable market stall on Waisenhausplatz in Bern, La Cucina now operates five sales outlets across Switzerland as an organic-certified company and has around 45 employees among its most important resources.

Restaurant Steinhalle in Berne

In historical surroundings, Markus Arnold, chef with 17 GaultMillau points and one Michelin star, sets off to culinary heights in the Steinhalle restaurant in Bern. When choosing his products, he relies on fair trade and sustainable production.