“Skipping Waste” is a documentary about dumpster diving, created in 2009 by Lily Barlow. It was shot in France and the Netherlands. The movie is distributed under the conditions of the Creative Commons Share Alike NonCommercial Attribution license.
Monopolizing chain supermarkets dominate food sales. Bananas from Columbia and avocados from Brazil are filling baskets throughout European winters. These unsustainable consumer habits lead to a well of waste, burning oil and overflowing landfills. Desperately seeking an alternative, dumpster divers are taking to the streets, feeding hundreds with the found food. “Skipping Waste” follows these communities through France and the Netherlands as they recoup and reuse what capitalist society has deemed as ‘trash’.