Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)
Anthony Bourdain’s eye-opening documentary
Sunday March 3rd, @ 12:30pm
Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
Anthony Bourdain tackles the truth of food disposal in his new documentary “Wasted!”
- Bourdain teams up with food world experts to shed a light on global food waste.
Food television impresario the late Anthony Bourdain is throwing his weight behind a new cause with the release of “Wasted!,” a documentary that sheds light on the massive production of global food waste.
The feature length documentary sees the chef-cum-media personality united with a cast of food world heavy hitters like Mario Batali, Dan Barber, Sean Brock, and Danny Bowien, to name a few. Together, they tackle the heavy truths of our global system of food production and disposal.
The documentary examines every link on the chain that comprises our current food system, looking wherever possible for places to maximize usage and reduce waste. The truths that belie food waste statistics are harrowing and it seems this documentary is poised to confront them head on.
It has been estimated that employers nationwide steal an approximately $50 billion annually from their workers by not paying them all the wages they are entitled to. To give you some comparison to how crazy of a number this is, the estimated value of ALL property crime nationwide (robberies, burglaries, etc.) is only $15.6 billion. If you were to TRIPLE the amount of property crimes which occur every year in America, it would still not have the same dollar value as the amount of money employers wrongfully keep from their employees.In a big city environment like New York specifically, it has been estimated that 68% of workers are subject to some pay-related wage violation EVERY WEEK. This means that, statistically speaking, YOU are most likely not getting all of the wages you have worked so hard for. And if you’re a lower wage or unskilled workers, you are even more at risk, since employers generally believe they are more replaceable.
Free Film Screening
Sunday, March 17 @ 12:30pm
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.
“One of the best documentaries of 2017. An astonishing accomplishment. Morgen is setting the bar for profile documentaries and changing the rules for his field.”
BRIAN TALLERICO, ROGEREBERT.COM
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