This short film was a winner of a competition in Berlin. What I did find interesting is its often something we don’t think of where does our waste food go and how common is this?
I won’t say too much about the video watch it first then go further down this page..
A friend of mine had a helper do some cooking for them at their house and she was given the heads and tails as well as some money for her time. The heads and tails of the fish were just giveaways as generally in the West we eat the fillets only and scrap the rest. But the woman was really happy that she had been given the heads and tails as it was now tonights main meal. Its often strange how we can live parallel lives with others yet be so far apart in the parts of life we rarely or never see. The video above shows the same as you can see from the front end of the restaurants its all shiny and clean as you go about having your meal and then the waste product is recycled in a way that is unexpected for many as its given to children and used for an evening meal. You probably couldn’t do the same in the UK due to regulations regarding health and safety aswell as the disposal method in case someone choked on a chicken bone and sued. Over the years I have seen many things that can be a bit disturbing and to be honest the video may shock some but for me these sort of things have become part of life. There are kids surviving in a lot worse conditions searching through the refuse and scraps on garbage tips for food for the day aswell as hoping to find something useful. I generally don’t post these types of media not because I am not interested but simply most people don’t want to know what really goes on in the hard bits of life. Not just here in the Philippines but pretty much everywhere.