VIFF 2014: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story is staggering

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      Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (Canada)  

      Local filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer (The Clean Bin Project) embarked upon a six-month experiment to live off discarded food. What begins as a struggle turns them into victims of their own surprising success as they discover more food than they could possibly consume.

      Interviews with experts, farmers, and professionals provide a bigger picture of the food industry, and how this waste is linked to resource consumption, land overuse, greenhouse-gas production, and more.

      While some details are unexplored (such as investigating the specific reasons why the food they find has been thrown out), both the visual evidence captured and the facts provided are staggering. You won’t look at your fridge the same way again.

      Rio Theatre, September 28 (6:30 p.m.); SFU, September 30 (10:30 a.m.); Playhouse, October 6 (1:30 p.m.); SFU, October 11 (2 p.m.)  

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