September 29, 2019 - 5:30 pm
In partnership with the Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, the Tropic continues our 2019 “4 Nights 4 Justice” series with “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.” In addition to the screening, we’re thrilled to be hosting a champagne reception and post-film discussion with producer and director Nari Kye.
The way we treat food affects everything, from the climate to the global fight against hunger. Food waste is a glaring measure of inequality. In poor countries, most of the food waste is on the farm or on its way to market. But in wealthy countries, especially in the United States and Canada, around 40 percent of wasted food is thrown out by consumers.
From the late Anthony Bourdain’s Zero Point Zero Productions, “Wasted!” aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. The film exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change — and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
Champagne Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Screening: 6:00 p.m.
Q&A with Director Nari Kye to follow screening
4 Nights 4 Justice is proudly presented by The Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.