Thursday, 17 April 2014

EARTH DAY freebie film screening with panel discussion & wine at the Lighthouse Cinema next Tuesday...


award winning documentary free screening

Tuesday, 22nd Apr, 2014 @ 18:00
Lighthouse Cinema - Smithfield, Dublin
Run Time: 1 hr 37 min                
Cost: Free but reserve and print your tickets in advance
Followed by free panel discussion and wine reception - yay! 
We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? In the latest Blenheim Films production Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. The beauty of our planet from space forms a violent contrast to the scenes of human detritus across the globe. Vast landscapes in China are covered in tons of rubbish. The wide waters of the Ciliwung River in Indonesia are now barely visible under a never-ending tide of plastic. Children swim among leaking bags; mothers wash in the sewage-filled supply. Each year, we now throw away fifty-eight billion disposable cups, billions of plastic bags, 200 billion litres of water bottles, billions of tons of household waste, toxic waste and e-waste. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.

“We’ve made this movie, because there are so many people who feel strongly the urgent need for the problem of ‘waste’ and ‘sustainability’ to be addressed. We hope the film will demonstrate that by changing the way we live our lives, we can contribute to our own survival and well-being and ultimately that of the planet’’ Irons says.

Trashed was selected for Cannes where it had its premiere in 2012, it has since been shown in over 40 countries been, nominated 13 times and won 8 awards.

Why not arrange to meet up with a few Gateway members to enjoy this event together after the long Easter weekend?  Printed tickets available in drop in today or just book below:

Click here to book your free tickets

See more at UCD Earth Institute and the official  Film Website

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