Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (73 Minute Version)
Catalogue Number: PLF003
Producer: Peg Leg Films
Producing Agencies: Peg Leg Films
Subject: Consumer Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health, Science, Social Issues
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2014
Running Time: 73:04
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.
Best Documentary – Leo Awards
Best Documentary Director – Leo Awards
Audience Award – CPH:DOX
VIFF Impact Award – Vancouver International Film Festival
Best Environmental Film – Sedona International Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize – Yale Environmental (EFFY)
Best Documentary – Lake Erie Arts and Film Festival
WINNER – Hot Docs
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