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The Story of Plastics: Virtual Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, May 21, 2020 • 7:00 am • 8:30 pmFree
Join Blue Water Baltimore and Waterkeepers Chesapeake for a virtual screening and panel discussion on the new film The Story of Plastics.
The Story of Plastics looks 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: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, 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.
- Thursday, May 21
- Film discussion: 7-8:30pm
- Panelists: Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Ted Evgeniadis, Anacostia Riverkeeper Trey Sherard, James Riverkeeper Jamie Brunkow, and Assateague Coastkeeper’s Trash Free Assateague Program Coordinator Billy Weiland
- Free to watch and attend!
During this unprecedented pandemic, it’s critical to ensure the voices of activists and marginalized communities are heard to stand up to big oil and businesses perpetuating the plastic crisis. Stories and film have a unique ability to bridge divides and bring us together as part of something bigger than ourselves – to connect us and create empathy during perilous times. To that end, we hope The Story of Stuff’s new film The Story of Plastic serves as a tool to foster connection, spark dialogue, and create action.