Artists' Television Access

BAG IT

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 7:00 pm

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its affect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. For more about Bag It: http://www.bagitmovie.com/

ATA is excited to be featuring “Bag It” as the first in a series of 12 environmental film events being sponsored by the Bay Area Chapter of the Sierra Club. Other featured films will be:

“Race to the Bottom” depicts how the miss-classification of Port truckers has lead to major labor and environmental justice issues right here in the Bay Area especially West Oakland.

“Queen of the Sun: What the Bees Telling Us?” – This is a solution based film about how our farming practices collapse bee colonies and left unchanged will lead to the collapse of the industry.

“Dirty Business: “Clean Coal” and the Battle for Our Energy Future” investigates the true cost of of our dependence on on coal for electricity in the age of climate change.

”Revenge of the Electric Car” the sequel to “Who killed the Electric Car” goes behind the closed doors at Nissan, GM, and Tesla Motors to find the story of the global resurgence of the Electric Car.

If you are a filmmaker that would like to feature a film as part of the series, or for more information about the events please contact [email protected]

The SF Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club is the local group of the most powerful and oldest environmental organization in the nation, working to promote renewable energy, protect habitat, stop pollution toxic to humans, and promote outdoor activities right here in your community. Become a member today or sign up to volunteer: http://sanfranciscobay.sierraclub.org/

Bag It Intro from Suzan Beraza on Vimeo.