FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 AT 8PM
BAG IT: Is your life too plastic?
SPECIAL SCREENING: FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 AT 8PM
Bag It has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies.
Bag It follows an ordinary man, Jeb Berrier, as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. We can’t live without it so we need to learn how to live with it! T
The film explores how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Bag It aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans and the simple things we can do in our lives to reduce our plastic footprint and prevent plastics entering the sea.
We have created a vast sea of floating plastic garbage, ensnaring and stifling sea life for miles and miles, and in several spots around the world. But does that affect any of us, who live in the mainland? Out of sight, out of mind, right?
But before you turn away shouting "guilt trip from the environmental tree-hugging extremists", this one is optimistic and hopeful, and certainly "must-see" viewing for anyone looking to educate themselves on the world and our unnecessary impact upon her.
Diverging from the simple plastic bag, "Bag It" also looks at plastics at large. Cheap, useful, and, in modern times, an essential part of our survival, this chemical-based building material has been a blessing and a curse on our culture. But as stated earlier, the likeable host here, Barrier (and his wife) provide enough comic relief and humility to make what could be heavy-handed easy-to-digest and to show that we have the ability, knowledge, and technology to make things so much better for our children. Do yourself (and your friends and family) a favor and see this!
Join the Bag It movement and decide for yourself how plastic your life will be.
PLUS!!!: In July 2011, Tim sailed from Honolulu to Vancouver through the North Pacific Gyre to research plastic pollution in the Pacific Garbage Patch and is keen to share his experiences with locals in a Short Q & A after the film.
Information: Warren McPherson 0427043621