March 28, 2012
We recently added Bag It to the DBRL collection. The film played at the 2012 Wild & Scenic Film Festival recently held at the Blue Note and currently has a rating of 92% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes that we then throw away. But where is ‘away?’ Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Follows ‘everyman’ Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics.
Check out the film intro or the official film site for more info.
May 4, 2011
We recently added Plastic Planet to the DBRL collection. Local MU professor Fred vom Saal, who has done biological research with plastic, is one of the many people interviewed in the film. The film also has original music by electronic musicians The Orb. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
It is the Age of Plastic. It’s cheap, practical, and everywhere. But is it dangerous? Viewers are taken on a journey around the globe, from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, from a factory in China to the Alps to reveal the far-flung reaches of the plastic problem. Interviews with experts in biology, pharmacology, and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to the environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects the body, and the health of future generations.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.