Country: Canada | UK | USA
Director: Grant Baldwin
Producer: Jenny Rustemeyer
Runtime: 75 mins
BBFC: Suitable for All
Upon learning that 40% of the food that is produced globally ultimately gets discarded, couple documentarians Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer decide to embark on a six month experiment of eating only food that is discarded or will imminently be discarded, with them even willing to purchase it. The one exception will be meals to which they have been invited by family or friends. As their six month progresses, they are surprised about how easy it becomes to find perfectly good food (especially once they learn the routine of where to find it) but how difficult it is to get food when they ask for it.
They also find that they have to reassess their views from eating preplanned meals or eating what they may be craving to eating what is available. In addition to their experiment, food activists are interviewed, they who provide their perspective on among other things the unnecessary reasons for the food waste, which are largely aesthetic and economic, misconceptions by the public especially concerning "best before" dates and by companies as to the donation of what they believe to be perfectly good food, and the unforeseen problematic issues of most of that discarded food going to landfills.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Changes to Visitor Parking
Please be aware that the University will be introducing a new parking permit system, including a new visitor parking booking system, in the near future,. More information about the new parking policy is available here.
The Clerici refurbishment project is underway. During the project it is necessary to reduce the car parking capacity at Gipsy Lane (Headington) site to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors during the construction period. Parking attendants will be on hand to direct visitors to the designated visitor parking to the front of the Gipsy Lane car park area.
Disabled visitors and staff will continue to be permitted to park on site and there will be a designated accessible parking area to the front of Gipsy Lane car park and Gibbs building.
We apologise for any inconvenience and where possible, we would ask all staff and visitors to use public parking and transport.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No food is allowed in the JHB Lecture Theatre, though we have 10% off vouchers for Cafe Central (open until 8pm). These will be given at the door on arrival when you show your ticket.
After the event:
You are welcome to join us for a drink and social discussion at the Brookes Union Bar.
Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the OBUDOC website and in the press, OBUDOC marketing materials, and other university publications. By entering this event, you consent to the University photographing and using your image and likeness. If you have any objection, talk to a member of the team on arrival and we would make sure to exclude you.