Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014)

In The Clean Bin Project, Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin attempted to produce zero waste in an examination of our throw-away society. As a followup, they turn their eye to food waste from farm to fridge. They vow to stop buying groceries and for six months to survive exclusively on discarded food. The myths behind corporate food production and marketing make for easy pickings as the directors dismantle best-before dates and show how our idea of “perfect produce” encourages us to discard perfectly edible and nutritious food—collateral damage in an age of food security headlines“-Peg Leg Films

District Grade:B+
District Category:Worth It
Sub-Genres:Food, Environment, Politics
Run Time:75 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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Living off rescued goods their stockpile of found food demonstrates how the supply and demand chain is out of sync. It becomes immediately apparent this is a widespread problem with simple solutions. Unlike many environmental films that portray apocalyptic outcomes or make viewers feel helpless, Rustemeyer’s and Baldwin’s personal investment makes major sustainability issues comprehensible, solvable and delicious“- Peg Leg Films


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Awards:Best Documentary Feature (Calgary International Film Festival), Audience Award (CPH:DOX), Canadian Documentary Feature Award (Edmonton International Film Festival), Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award (Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival), Best Direction in a Documentary Program (Leo Awards), Best Musical Score in a Documentary Program or Series (Leo Awards), Audience Must See BC Award (Vancouver International Film Festival), Impact Award (Vancouver International Film Festival)
Where To Stream:Hulu
Director:Grant Baldwin
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Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

2014
75 Minutes
Worth It
Final Grade: B+
Now Streaming On: Hulu ($)

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