Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Thu, March 7, 2019 | Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1005 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Produced by Anthony Bourdain and directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye, WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE (2017) aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the 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 how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

The film was the Audience Favorite award winner at the Aspen Film Festival and received a Primetime Emmy in 2018.

Watch the trailer

Lisa Barden, Keep Austin FedThe screening will begin at 6:30PM, to be followed by remarks and a question and answer session with Lisa Barden, Executive Director of Keep Austin Fed. After graduating with a Math degree, Lisa moved to Austin and jumped into an IT career at The University of Texas. After 22 years as a “cube jockey”, she decided she wanted more, so she left to pursue her desire to start a business encouraging fitness for everyone. Life made another right turn when Lisa started volunteering with Keep Austin Fed after watching the documentary Just Eat It, in May 2015. Astounded by facts on the prevalence of food insecurity and the vast amount of perfectly good food that gets thrown away she immediately signed up to be a part of the solution. Lisa says she is “humbly energized” by the appreciation in the faces and voices of the recipients. Her passion and dedication to the cause, which started with just a few hours a week, have led to her current role as the organization’s Executive Director.

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute and the Austin Public Library

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