DIVE! by filmmaker Jeremy Seifertwil be screening at the Culver-Palms Methodist Churchat 4464 Sepulveda Blvd on June 23 7 p.m. I f you are interested in how our grocery stores move food, this is a film to see.
Grocery stores around the country are filling their dumpsters with food. Not rotten, spoiled food, but billions of pounds of good, edible food. Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process, they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know what they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.
Why aren’t grocery stores giving the food to people who need it? Seifert takes this question to corporate front offices in an attempt to find out. The result is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism, and call to action.
The power of the film lies in its ability to motivate: it will move you to question the manager at your supermarket; it will move you to learn about food waste and the role it plays in your community. In the end, you might even find yourself in a dumpster.
The film will be followed by a discussion. The screening is free, but donations are always welcome!