Every year in America, 43 billion kgs of food is thrown away.

This multi award-winning film follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster-dive in the back alleys of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food and take on some America’s biggest supermarkets. The result is an inspiring documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and a call to action.


  • Year: 2010
  • Duration: 52 MINS
  • Production:
  • Director: Jeremy Seifert
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: USA



  • Awards Boulder International Film Festival - Best Call to Action Durango Independent Film Festival - Best Short Documentary Peace on Earth Film Festival - Best Short Documentary Sedona International Film Festival - Audience Choice Award DC Independent Film Festival - Best Documentary Bermuda International Film Festival - Best Short Documentary International Family Film Festival - Best Short Documentary Dutch Environmental Film Festival - Golden Strawberry Award for Best Film Green Film Festival in Seoul - Audience Choice Tulsa United Film Festival - Best Documentary South Dakota Film Festival – Best Short Documentary Festivals see above . + SunChild International Environmental Festival 2015 (Armenia)

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