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What does a grocery store do with food deemed to be “unsellable” — when a bag is torn or a can damaged, or when items are past their sell-by date? In many cases charities can’t accept such food. So this otherwise perfectly good — or at least partially good — food ends up in the dumpster out back. What kind of people show up to dig through these discards? Filmmaker Alex Mallis shows they’re sometimes not who you think with his doc Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest. As many of us sit down to (over)consume Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S., watch what happens to some of the food you didn’t — or couldn’t — buy (in this case, here in Brooklyn, NY). Don’t click play if you’re expecting a quick-hit viral video with visual effects; this is a 20-minute documentary starring very real characters. More »

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I won’t lie to you — I love Epic Meal Time. And though I can’t rightly call them “filmmakers,” I can say that they have brought incredibly entertaining content to YouTube in the form of their hilariously, well, Epic form of creative cuisine for a bit over two years now. They are a web video phenomenon among web video phenomena because as far as concept-YouTubers go, they are consistently, dependably, and simply awesome in every way such a channel could hope to be. This Thanksgiving, they’ve delivered not only their trademark excess, but they’ve brought it to those who need it most — the homeless and the hungry. In the spirit of a day in which everyone’s bellies should be joyously filled by its end, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with Epic Meal Time. More »