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Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014)

Just Eat It- A Food Waste Story documentary portrays a unique and eccentric perspective on the topic of food waste and food rescue in our global society and is presented for the purpose of stimulating discussion in our own community.
(NR, 74 min.)
For those with kids, 10+ is the recommended viewing age.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

7:00 PM

This screening is Free in partnership with SGF Environmental Services.
Seating and tickets are first come first serve.

Just Eat It is an engaging and award winning documentary that was hand selected by our staff as a vehicle for community discussion and education centered around food waste and food rescue.
After the screening, we invite everyone to stay and participate in a community panel led by several local influential individuals.
Panel details TBD.

Film Synopsis:
"We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment."

Starring: Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer, Dana Gunders
Director: Grant Baldwin
Genre: Documentary

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"Filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer turn themselves into test subjects in this hugely entertaining study of America's culture of excess."

— Maggie Lee, Variety