Plastics@thePalmer Film Series: Bag It (2010)
Reel Thing Productions, 78 minutes
Foxdale Village Auditorium
Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.
Organized in conjunction with Plastic Entanglements, this series examines how plastic influences our habits, our communities, and our environment and offers ways to connect with others and learn more about plastic pollution.
Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Institute, University Libraries, and the Palmer Museum of Art.