Trashed / Special Earth Day Screening


Do you know what really happens to your trash once you’ve thrown it in the bin? There are seven billion people on the planet today and we are creating more garbage than ever. What’s more, the garbage that we produce today is nowhere near as eco-friendly as it was 100 years ago. How long can we keep throwing things away without taking responsibility for the consequences? Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) takes us on a fascinating and sobering journey around the world to find out exactly what happens to our trash – from the slums of Indonesia and the 130 foot high mountain of garbage in Lebanon polluting the Mediterranean Sea, to San Francisco, where there are legal requirement for every single citizen, even visitors, to recycle and sort their trash. Trashed looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land, and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It’s a global conversation between scientists, politicians, and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Set to an epic music score by Academy Award winning composer Vangelis (Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner), Trashed gives us the facts that our Governments seem to want to keep from us. It’s shocking, it’s informative and, above all else, it’s an urgent call to action. (Dir. by Candida Brady, 2013, 97 mins., Not Rated, First Pond Entertainment) Digital