Stevenson Grange #121’s 2019 “Critical Issues Of Our Times” film series features five documentaries with the central theme “Food: Connecting the Community.” Each film will be presented on a Saturday, from 10:30 am-12 pm, with group discussions to follow. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch.
The first documentary, Just Eat It, addresses our love of food and all things connected to food, yet we throw nearly 50% of our food into 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. 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.
All Community Resiliency programs are co-sponsored by Stevenson Community Library and Stevenson Grange #121.
Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.