“Dive” will be shown at Reel Pizza Cinerama on Sept. 11. IMAGE COURTESY OF MAINE SIERRA CLUB

Food waste, gleaning film to be screened

BAR HARBOR — A free screening of “Dive!,” which follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets, salvaging thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food, will take place at Reel Pizza Cinerama on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m.

Inspired by curiosity about the careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.

The film will be introduced by Hannah Semler, who provides leadership for the Hancock County Gleaning Initiative, coordinated by Healthy Acadia in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Semler organizes gleaning events where volunteers go to farms, orchards and farmers’ markets to collect food that otherwise would go to waste. She also connects home gardeners and farmers directly to local pantries and community meal sites, helping to establish lasting relationships and improve the flow of fresh, locally grown foods to more community members. Semler will share information about an upcoming weeklong event regarding food waste in Portland, as well as opportunities to get involved in our local community.

Reel Pizza offers this environmental film and speaker series free of charge in partnership with the Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club. Visit www.reelpizza.net.

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