The Story of Plastic: Virtual Screening Discussion

Join us for a free virtual screening and community discussion of the new documentary The Story of Plastic, a film by Deia Schlosberg which exposes the local and global environmental, climate justice, and health impacts of the plastic industry.

The community discussion will feature members of Barrington's environmental action group Change for the Better and the Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper, Kate McPherson from Save the Bay. McPherson is part of the Waterkeepers team at Save the Bay where they have been collecting samples to establish baseline data and understand the local impacts of microplastics in the Bay. Learn more about the project here.


The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe from plastic production and processing. Featuring interviews with experts and activists on the front lines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, and the global movement that is rising up in response. With engaging original animation, archival footage, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet's and its residents; well-being.

View the trailer.


Register below to receive the virtual screening link and the Zoom link beginning 9/10. The screening link will be active through 9/17 at 11:30 pm EST.

Thursday, September 17 at 7 pm:     Zoom Discussion with Change for the Better and the Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper

Run time:     1 hour and 23 minutes
Director:     Deia Schlosberg made national news in October, 2016, when she was arrested and charged with 45 years' worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. Deia produced Josh Fox's climate change film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (Sundance/HBO). Deia also co-produced Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock (Tribeca/Netflix), and The Reluctant Radical (2018). Deia also co-directed and produced Cold Love. Her short film, Backyard, a look at the human impacts of fracking, won two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanitarian Award).
Producers:     Kyle Cadotte, Stiv Wilson, Megan Ponder, Coralie Charriol, and Dianna Cohen

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