Saturday, December 3, 2011
Kepler's Books and Cinema Connect present...
Is Your Life Too Plastic?
A touching and often funny documentary about how we use and abuse plastic.
7:00pm Tea, Vendor Displays, Networking
7:30pm Film and discussion with Manuel Maqueda, co-founder Plastics Pollution Coalition
Advance Tickets $12
Free Numi Tea and parking
The film, by award-winning director Suzan Beraza, is an eye-opening look at the environmental and health dangers posed by the global use of disposable, non-biodegradable plastic products. Told with wit and humor, Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world.
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. Join the Bag It movement and decide for yourself how plastic your life will be.
Post Film Speaker:
Manuel Maqueda, co-founder, Plastics Pollution Coalition
Hooked on Plastic: Truths about Plastic Pollution, Disposable Culture and Its Toxic Impacts
Manuel Maqueda is an indefinable visionary trained as an international economist, attorney, entrepreneur, and environmentalist. Manuel is fascinated with emerging and future environmental and societal issues and dedicated to helping heal our relationships with one another and the planet, and so regain our proper membership in the full web of life. Manuel has founded a variety of organizations from non-profits to research teams, to educate, lead, and innovate our return to a responsible thriving way of life on Earth. His current work includes: Co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, a Non-Profit supporting a world free of plastic pollution; Partner and VP of Community and Strategy for BlooSee, a technology company harnessing the best ocean information for global use; Midway Journey, a transmedia art project documenting the devastating effects our ‘disposable culture’ is creating; Director for the Americas for PeriodismoCiudadano.com, the world-leading news source and resource on citizen-journalism; Founder, Trash Island, raising global awareness through art and digital technology.
Cinema Connect is pleased to present thought provoking films in the context of community settings. These feature documentaries with transformational themes are presented with post-film dialogues and Q & A. If you are interested in having BAG IT screened by your organization or at your venue, please contact us.