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Trashed
Date Wednesday March 18
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorGrant
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone925-323-0012
TRASHED
Presented by Grant Williams
from Transition East Bay

This evening begins with a potluck supper before the film at 6:30 pm. Bring your favorite food!

This new documentary is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America: the garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture… the disposal of what our society defines as “waste.” It is an issue influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the consequences or, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. At times humorous, but deeply poignant, Trashed examines the American waste stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually. The film takes us on a road trip through the afterlife of your garbage. It dives into a trash can and comes up in some surprising places. From the garbage truck to the landfill, from the streets to the ocean, it explores America's complicated relationship with its waste through the lens of the people whose lives revolve around it. The film analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of “taking out the garbage” while showcasing the individuals, activists, corporate and advocacy groups working to affect change and reform the current model. What are the effects all this waste will have on already strained natural resources? Why is so much of it produced? While every American creates almost 5 pounds of it every day, who is affected most? And who wants America to make more?

Grant will facilitate a discussion after the film showing.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our organic, vegetarian refreshments

$5 donations are accepted

Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 8th, 2009 8:27 PM
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