Food fighters encourage transition to less waste

TRANSITION Gawler is once again bringing the Transitions Film Festival to Gawler Cinema – and this time it’s to showcase food waste documentary ‘Food Fighter’.

Filmed over two years and on four continents, Food Fighter documents the story of Australian social entrepreneur, and OzHarvest chief executive, Ronni Kahn’s crusade to save perfectly edible


Ms Kahn partners with the United Nations, rubs shoulders with royalty and Jamie Oliver’s juggernaut, rifles through dumpster bins, and holds government to account.

Transition Gawler chairperson Tom Brdanovic said, if you liked the ABC’s War on Waste series, then you should see this movie, which is being screened next Monday, May 21.

“The movie shows the sort of person it takes to affect such profound change globally,” Mr Brdanovic said.

“It is shocking to realise that over four million tonnes of edible food is discarded in Australia every year, while up to two million Aussies suffer from food insecurity.”

The Gawler screening of the documentary is only its second public screening in South Australia, as it premiered earlier this year.

A South Australian OzHarvest representative will be on hand to discuss the organIsation’s local operations after the screening.

Mr Brdanovic said Transition Gawler organises a movie locally every year as part of the Transitions Film Festival – which is held annually across the nation – to continue sharing positive examples

of sustainability and community resilience with locals.

Food Fighter will screen at 7pm next Monday at Gawler Cinema, with pre-screening drinks and nibbles at 6.30pm.

Tickets are available at or at the cinema.



Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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