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Film: ‘Bag It’
23 October, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Screening organised by Sustainable South Brent (SSB) at 7.30pm in the Old School Community Centre. The 2010 documentary film ‘Bag It’ takes a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics – try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often funny film, we follow ‘everyman’ Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. Jeb’s journey starts with simple questions: “Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded?” and evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society-from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products – is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. Donations welcome at the event.