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Public Service Announcement
Release Date: March 31, 2017

Students in Camosun’s Anthropology of Food class will screen the National Film Board production, Theatre of Life. The public is welcome to attend this free event at 7pm on Wednesday, April 5 in the Gibson Auditorium on Lansdowne campus.

The film captures the relationship forged between the finest haute cuisine chefs in the world and the most disadvantaged groups in Milan, Italy. It touches on issues of social justice and innovation as the filmmakers follow food waste from farm to plate to understand key factors that contribute to it, and what we can do as individuals to curb food waste.

“We can all be part of creative solutions,” says Camosun Anthropology instructor, Nicole Kilburn. “The movie also demonstrates a key message that comes up in our class: food is about so much more than calories. It has the power to bring people together, to be an expression of identity and history, and redefine our futures.  We can all participate in shaping the future we want to see, and it starts with food.”

Kilburn reminds us that there are growing amounts of food in the garbage bins of the industrialized world. While we are challenged to feed an increasing global population and tackle environmental crises like climate change, Canadians continue to waste over $30 billion annually in food. 

Fresh off the film festival circuit, Theatre of Life introduces viewers to the themes and questions that students have been exploring this semester in class. Students have also created visual materials for a poster exhibit which will be on display from April 3 to April 9 in the Young Building foyer, across from the entrance to the Gibson Auditorium.

Join the Anthropology of Food students for this one night only special screening in Victoria at 7pm on Wednesday, April 5. Entrance is free, and donations will be accepted for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen, a local organization devoted to food security and food education issues. 


Nicole Kilburn
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Camosun College

Last updated: March 31, 2017 12:07 pm

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