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Expanding minds with discussions, classes and demos!

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That’s a Wrap on Waste

Oct. 3, 12:00

Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd

What’s being done to reduce the overall environmental footprint on and off the set? Just how much waste does the food and film industries produce? Join our panel to discuss the interconnected relationship of environmental sustainability and film. Find out ways to help create a more eco-friendly industry that promotes sustainable practices that lead to a greener planet.

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Increased Visibility

Oct. 3, 13:15

Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd

In the wake of major cultural and political turnover in the entertainment and food industry, this panel looks to examine how BIPOC actors and characters can be placed front and centre in film. What drives these critical decisions on whose story is told? What positions behind the camera need to be filled by BIPOC individuals to create a more inclusive film industry? And what does it mean to write with BIPOC characters in mind?

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Appropriation or Appreciation?

Oct. 3, 14:45

Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd

Where does inspiration from a culture end and appropriation begin? What are the ethics of employing culinary traditions from around the world? How do we hold one another and the industry overall accountable to honouring the origins of the food we share?

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More Than

Oct. 4, 16:00

Virtual

Hosted by Ryan Hinkson (Eat Famous) , culinary leaders from the Quell collective, Chef Bashir Munye (George Brown College), Joshna Maharaj (TEDx, Author of “Take Back The Tray”), Eva Chin (Kojin), Joseph Shawana (Indigenous Culinary of Association Nations), Marissa Leon-John (Elle Jays) come together to share their lived experiences and how they use food as a vessel to tell their story.

Presented by Quell for Toronto Food Film Fest.

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From Scraps to the Table

Oct. 3, 13:00

Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd

Throwing away those food scraps? Think again. Join our live demo about sustainable cooking practices and learn how to create delicious meals using everyday food scraps. If you want to learn more about sustainable cooking, this workshop will help you make the most out of your groceries. The demo will be followed by a Q&A period and sampling.

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Book Reading

Oct. 3, 14:00

Virtual

Ottawa writer and historian Suzanne Evans explores the stories of women, war, and survival, through the lens of food and community in her most recent project: The Taste of Longing. On Sunday, October 3rd, she is joining us virtually for a reading and discussion of her work. “Woven with vintage recipes and transcribed tape recordings, [The Taste of Longing] is a testament to the often-overlooked strength of women in wartime. It’s a story of the unbreakable power of imagination, generosity, and pure heart.”

The Taste of Longing has been selected as Foreword INDIES 2020 Book of the Year Award (Biography Adult Nonfiction) and was short-listed by the Taste Canada Award (2021) and Ottawa Book Awards (2021).

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Everyone’s at the Table

Oct. 3, 16:00

Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd

Join experts, leaders and volunteers from different organizations as they discuss issues around Canadian food insecurity. Specifically focusing on marginalized communities, the panel will delve into their experiences in combating poverty and ensuring these communities receive good and adequate food.