(Via WireService.ca) Campbell River’s annual Earth Week Film Festival, taking place April 23rd , will feature the award-winning film Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.
According to a press release, this “eye-opening yet humorous film follows two BC filmmakers/food lovers as they dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to back of their own fridge.” The filmmakers, Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer, will be at the festival for a post-screening discussion. The two documented what it was like for them to live for six months on only discarded food — and it was disturbingly easy, given that 40% of the food produced in North America is never eaten.
Local films Harvest Campbell River (see below) and Transit Tales will also be screened at the festival. You can read more in the Campbell River Mirror.
The event takes place at the Tidemark Theatre, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the film starting at 7 p.m. The City’s Youth Action Committee (YAC) has helped organize the Earth Week Film Festival for the past three years, and has raised funds from the event for local environmental programs and student bursaries. Admission for the festival is by donation at the door, and proceeds from the event will support a post-secondary environmental bursary for a graduating student from the school district.
The YAC and other community groups, including Compost Education Centre, Comox Strathcona Waste Management, Greenways Land Trust, Ross Mountain Farm, and Fiesta Greenhouses, will have informative booths in the theatre lobby to raise awareness of environmental issues.