Meaningful Movies in Kirkland, Washington


Meaningful Movies in Kirkland presents Just Eat It

Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:00 PM
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, Kirkland, Washington
FREE and open to the public, Shown with closed captions
Post-screening community discussion

Food. We love it. We devour countless cooking shows, culinary mags, and foodie blogs. So, how come we are throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash.

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.

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May 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
308 4th Ave S
Kirkland, WA 98033
United States
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