"The Story of Plastic" Virtual Screening & Director Q&A
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Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
BriarPatch Food Co-op and Wild & Scenic Film Festival Presents
The Story of Plastic
a virtual film night benefitting SYRCL’s Yuba River Cleanup
Join BriarPatch Food Co-op and Wild & Scenic Film Festival for a virtual screening of the documentary film, The Story of Plastic followed by an exclusive interview with Director Deia Schlosberg on Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m. as part of the Co-op's line-up of Plastic Free July activities.
A percentage of proceeds from the event will benefit South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)’s Yuba River Cleanup.
The Story of Plastic is a searing exposé revealing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. From the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance fighting back, The Story of Plastic is a life-changing film depicting one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
“As the film hops around the globe it relies on the voices of people working in their communities toward solutions to the plastic pollution problem... One of the key narratives of The Story of Plastic is tracking the timeline and talking points of the petrochemical industry, which produces some 400 million metric tons of plastic each year. And since 99 percent of plastic is fossil fuels, the folks behind plastics are the same as those digging for oil and gas,” wrote Tara Lohan in her 2019 review of the film that appeared in The Revelator.
*Registered guests will receive a password protected link to Vimeo the day of the screening. The film and pre-recorded interview will be available for five days to ticketholders.
About the Director
Deia Schlosberg (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER) made national news in October 2016 when she was arrested and charged with 45 years' worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. Deia produced Josh Fox's climate change film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (Sundance/HBO). Deia also co-produced Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock (Tribeca/Netflix), and The Reluctant Radical (2018). Deia also co-directed and produced Cold Love. Her short film, Backyard, a look at the human impacts of fracking, won two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanitarian Award). In 2019, she was named one of DOC NYC's 40 under 40.
Deia's background is in environmental education and visual arts, as well as expeditioning. She was awarded a 2009 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award for a two-year, 7800-mile through-hike of the Andes Mountains.