Dumpster diving is an art, a contact sport and a way of life for many people who detest waste and can’t afford to buy food. Each year 854,000 humanoids go hungry. Big number. The documentary film Dive! examines the role of food in a society that throws away half of all that it produces by exploring the cultural phenomenon of dumpster diving – the act of consuming food pulled from dumpsters and trash cans located behind restaurants, grocery stores and other food-related businesses. On Jan. 8, Acadiana Center for the Arts holds a special screening of Dive! with producer and director Jeremy Seifert as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. www.divethefilm.com
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.