Washington D.C. Premiere
(c) Blenheim Films 2012
TRASHED (UK, 2012, 98 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere What happens to our trash when we throw it away? If you are like most people, you don’t know. There are seven billion people on the planet today and we are creating more garbage than ever. How long can we keep throwing things away without taking responsibility for the consequences? Following the film’s apocalyptic opening scenes set to epic music by Vangelis, narrator and actor Jeremy Irons takes us on a journey around the world, from Indonesia to Lebanon and from the Mediterranean Sea to San Francisco to find out what happens to our garbage. Where is it a legal requirement for every citizen, even visitors, to recycle and sort their own trash? We discover that Britain has the most landfill sites in Europe. We get the cold hard facts that our governments seem to be keeping from us, along with the consequences to health and livelihood. It’s shocking, it’s informative and it’s, beyond all, a call to action. (–Mirjam Genetay) Directed, produced and written by Candida Brady. Co-produced by Titus Ogilvy.
Introduced by Amanda Downs, British Embassy.
FREE. No reservations required.