Just Eat It & Althea Films To Screen At Weekend

February 9, 2015

An entertaining and award-winning film about the global issue of food waste, and a profile of pioneering tennis champion Althea Gibson, will screen at the Weekend Film Series, sponsored by Gosling’s, on Sunday February 15.

Screening at 3 p.m., Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story has won awards at festivals in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. By the makers of The Clean Bin Project, it tells the story of a couple who pledge to survive only on food that has been discarded – and the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling.

Just Eat It Trailer:

The filmmakers dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge, looking at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion size in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

After the film, stay for a Q and A with Margaret Ward, executive director of Bermuda’s Eliza DoLittle Society, the mission of which is to alleviate hunger and reduce food wastage in Bermuda by rescuing and distributing food to Bermuda’s hungry. Please bring a non-perishable food item to the screening for distribution to someone in need.

Screening at 5.15 p.m., Althea tells the inspirational story of tennis champion Althea Gibson, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, she emerged as a most unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world in the 1950s, winning the Wimbledon, U.S. Nationals and French Open titles. She was the first African-American to play and win at Wimbledon and Forest Hills.

Althea Trailer

“Althea Gibson blazed a trail for those who came after her,” says Weekend Film Series programmer Duncan Hall. “Her story transcends sports – she was an uncompromising individual and a unique trailblazer.”

Tickets are on sale now at the Oceans Gift Shop, BUEI, or by calling 294-0204.  The ‘Weekend Film Series’, sponsored by Gosling’s, is a joint production of Bermuda Documentary Film Festival director Duncan Hall and the BUEI.

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