“The Story of Plastic” documentary discussion is Sept. 16

Published on September 2, 2020

The Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC) is hosting a free virtual film screening of the documentary The Story of Plastic. Participants will stream the film online in the few days leading up to the film discussion event. We will debrief the film in a virtual discussion on September 16 from 3-4 p.m.

Anyone from the UI College of Public Health community can attend. Watch the trailer and sign up now at: https://bit.ly/storyofplasticCPH

For accessibility needs and questions please contact Jacqueline-Curnick@uiowa.edu

Film Synopsis:

THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.