Free USask Film Screening of “JUST EAT IT”

January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

FREE

Leslie & Irene Dubé Lecture Theatre Room,107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon

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Events Description

Attend a free, public screening at the University of Saskatchewan of an award-winning, critically acclaimed food waste documentary.

This free film screening is made possible thanks to a partnership between the University of Saskatchewan Health Science’s Food for Thought Planetary Health Series and the College of Education. Please note that food and beverages are not permitted in this event space.

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.

Who is it for?

All ages

HOW MUCH

Tickets : FREE

Free event. Registration required. Everyone welcome.

How to get tickets?

Buy online

WHEN & WHERE

 

Date: Friday January 31, 2020 | 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Doors open at 1:30pm

Venue & Address

Leslie & Irene Dubé Lecture Theatre Room, 1150 E-Wing, Health Sciences University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada 107 Wiggins Road Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5

Wheelchair accessible

Accessible by Public Transport

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