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Bag It (film screening) – 7/27
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
Suzan Beraza, Director, 2010
USA | 78′ (English)
On Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 4 pm, CRS & THINK ACT CHANGE invite you to screen and discuss BAG IT, a documentary looking at all the plastic we use everyday and how it impacts the environment — in ways we didn’t realize. We will end with Q&A discussion on products / ways we can all individually reduce our plastic footprint to make the world a better place.
The screening is FREE but seating is limited. Registering online is recommended (but not required).
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes-single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society-from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products-is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.
Filming Locations: Bahamas, England, Germany, Ireland, Midway Atoll, and the U.S. (California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, Seattle, Washington DC)
Bag It Intro from Suzan Beraza on Vimeo.
Suzan Beraza, Director: Born in Jamaica and raised in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, Suzan Beraza’s thought-provoking films challenge viewers to examine their lives and consider the impact of their choices. Her films have appeared on national public television in the United States, and at many festivals, winning top awards at Worldfest, Montreal Film Festival, and Mountainfilm in Telluride, among others. Previous films include Life’s A Beach, American Outrage, Blue Planet Run, Water, A Clear Solution and Troubled Waters: The Dilemma of Dams.
Jeb Berrier, Talent: Jeb Berrier is the host for a morning television show on Plum TV. Working for Plum, Berrier won an Emmy® award for his coverage of the 2008 Democratic Convention. Berrier also works as an actor and director in theater, film, and television commercials and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company in New York City in the mid-1990s. He also produces the annual Telluride Comedy Festival.
Michelle Hill, Producer: Michelle has only recently discovered the art of film production. She is an artist, small business owner and environmentalist. She believes that one of the most important things anyone can do to make the world a better place is to constantly gain new perspectives on life. Documentary film production has been a perfect way to integrate her many skills and talents. Bag It is her first film.
Judith Kohin, Executive Producer: Judith was the executive director of the Ah Haa School for the Arts-one of southwest Colorado’s most successful arts organizations-from 1991-2006. Under her leadership, the Ah Haa School served thousands of students, hosted hundreds of arts exhibitions and raised more than a million dollars for arts programming, facilities, and financial aid.
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