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Reel Earth Film Fest Launch + Just Eat It: Food Waste Movie


Fri 13 Nov 2015, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • All Tickets: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: reelearthfilmfest

Festival Opening 6PM

Join us for some short opening speeches, led by his Worship the Mayor of Palmerston North, Grant Smith. Then sit back, relax and enjoy what is set to be another firm festival favourite, Just Eat It (A Food Waste Movie).

Film starts 6.15PM

Multi award winning film (2014 EIFF, Winner Best Canadian Film; 2014 Hot Docs, Top 20 Audience Choice; 2014 CIFF, People’s Choice) from Reel Earth Festival favourites, and makers of The Clean Bin Project (2012 Reel Earth People’s Choice).
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 food 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 has been discarded. In a nation where one in ten 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 author, activist and TED lecturer Tristram Stuart, food waste expert Dana Gunders, 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.

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