RU Screens “Trashed” on March 8th during the One Earth Film Festival Weekend

On March 8th, 2014, Roosevelt University will host a free public screening at 6pm of the 2012 environmental documentary, Trashed, as part of the One Earth Film Festival the weekend of March 7-9th.

Trashed movie poster 256x360The multi-award winning documentary, Trashed, starring Jeremy Irons, looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. This is a global conversation between the film star Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution.

Visually and emotionally, the film is both horrific and beautiful as it fuses human interest story and political wake-up call. But it ends on a message of hope: showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable approaches that provide far more employment than the current “waste industry.”

This film will be screened on Saturday, March 8 at 6-8:15 p.m. at Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL (room WB 611). Reserve a free ticket here.

One Earth Festival 274x360The One Earth Film Festival runs throughout March 7-9, 2014, at more than 2 dozen locations in Chicago and near-West suburbs.  The Midwest’s premier environmental film festival drew over 2,000 viewers last year, is produced by Green Community Connections, and features 30 films on topics such as food, water, waste, conservation, energy, and activism. Come explore, whether you are already committed to environmental action or just learning about sustainability.

Enjoy post-film discussions and activities with topic experts to glean additional insights and get practical advice for taking next steps. Transformative films include “GMO OMG,” “Blackfish,” “More Than Honey,” “Harmony,” Trashed” (to be screened at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus the evening of March 8th), and more.  Plus, engaging children’s films. One Earth Film Festival films are almost all FREE, and promise something meaningful for everyone — adults, teens, families and children.

Volunteers needed for Fest weekend! Visit oneearthfilmfest.org. Follow on Twitter: @OneEarthFF. Like on Facebook: facebook.com/oneearthfilmfest.

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