April Awareness Film Night: Just Eat It

A heads-up about the upcoming film showing in Sooke.

Just Eat it theatrical poster. The film is tries to create awareness around the issue of food waste.

Just Eat it theatrical poster. The film is tries to create awareness around the issue of food waste.

The annual Farm and Film Gala co-presented by Sooke Food CHI and Awareness Film Night is coming up on Wednesday April 8th at Edward Milne Community School.

The evening will feature the film Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story plus booths in the theatre foyer, fabulous gift basket giveaways, tea and goodies and speakers and discussion after the film.

Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for a chance to visit more than a dozen booths displaying local produce, seeds and products for sale and information on farming, gardening, managing waste and food security initiatives in our region.  Sip some tea and munch a delectable dessert created by the EMCS Culinary Arts class (by donation) while you are chatting, browsing and stocking up.

The film will start at 7:30 p.m.. Just Eat It has been screening at film festivals around the world this winter to rave reviews and now Awareness Film Night is bringing it to Sooke.  In the film young Vancouver couple and filmmakers Jen and Grant, whom we met in January’s screening of The Clean Bin Project return with another no waste-producing, no money-spending vow:  to only consume discarded food that is considered “waste” for six months.  Did you say “yuck”?  So did they when they first came up with the idea.  And, yes, they did do some dumpster-diving.  But you will be surprised at the caliber of food they lived on.

In Canada we waste 1/4 of the food we buy, or $31 billion worth of food every year.  And globally, one-third of all food grown and produced is never consumed.  Interspersed with Jen and Grant’s eye-opening and entertaining adventures is information from farmers, retailers, inspiring food waste-saving organizations, experts in the field of food safety and food waste (such as Tristram Stuart and Jonathan Bloom who look at our obsession with expiry dates and perfect produce) and consumers. The three post-screening speakers will talk for four or five minutes each and then will answer questions and hear ideas from the audience. Frederique Philip, co-owner of Sooke Harbour House and Dave Patterson, produce manager at Western Foods will discuss how their respective businesses deal with food waste and Steve Unger, farmer and chairperson of Zero Waste Sooke will talk about the economic and environmental impacts of waste leaving Sooke and the mandate of Zero Waste Sooke.

Discussion will go until 9:30 p.m.. As always, admission is by donation.

More info: www.awarenessfilmnight.ca and www.sookefoodchi.ca/filmnight

 

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