First Friday Films Presents: WASTED!  The Story of Food Waste

Dir:  Anna Chai and Nari Kye (2017)

Narrated by Anthony Bourdain

When:    Friday, July 6, 2018 @ 8:00 p.m.

Cost:      Free (Donations accepted!)

     Approximately 40% of the food produced in our country is simply wasted – thrown out uneaten in the home or unharvested on the farm.   Were we to use our food efficiently, there would be no hunger.  The Rockefeller Foundation recently allocated $130 million to promote efforts to cut food waste in half by 2030.

     WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food.  Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, 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. WASTED!  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. 


“Taking a lively approach to an increasingly serious 21st century issue, the skillfully assembled documentary “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” proves as eye-opening as it is mouth-watering.”   Los Angeles Times

“…darned entertaining and hopeful, as well as informative.”   San Francisco Chronicle