Awake and Engage Series brings the Film, “Dive!” to UTC Campus

Professor Mike Jaynes hosts the second installment of the Awake and Engage Documentary Film series on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Campus featuring the film, “Dive.”    This documentary focuses on food waste in America.   Here’s more from the press release:

This second installment of the AwAE documentary film series is less than two weeks away! Some people believe massive industrial farming is necessary to feed America’s people. The second film of the Fourth Annual AwAE series, “Dive!: The Film,” argues differently. The film deals with the issue of food waste in the United States. Annually, more than 96 billion pounds of edible food is thrown away, and the film presents possible ways to decrease this wastage. Hope to see you there; please email me with any questions.

When: Wednesday, October 12th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: UC Signal Mountain Room

Host: M. Jaynes

Film to be screened: Dive!

film website:

Film synopsis:

Dive! is a documentary about dumpster diving, but it is about much more than that. It is about the hunger crisis in our nation, and world. It is about the amount of waste that we pile into our landfills at an alarming rate. It is about the realities of consumerism’s over-consumption and the impact this has in our daily lives. Of course, this is all told while watching the filmmaker and company dive in dumpsters, retrieve food discarded by grocery stores, cook it for their families, and eat it. In fact, the film features people who subsist entirely off food found in dumpsters while making a controlled argument regarding over-consumption.


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