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Come and get Trashed…..

March 11, 2013

….not like that….

Like this…

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The Grand Finale to the Waste Watcher’s campaign is a screening of the new environmental documentary, Trashed, starring Oscar winner, Jeremy Irons.

Here is what he has to say about the film:

“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. There is an equally urgent need for the most imaginative and productive solutions to this troublesome subject to be understood and shared by as many communities as possible throughout the world.”

And here is a sneak peek at the trailer:

I have only seen the trailer, but just from that, this is obviously a pretty powerful film, designed to make us think about exactly what we are buying and what we are throwing away, and the effect it has on our planet (kind of what I am trying to do in my own small way with My Make Do and Mend Year-great minds think alike, Mr Irons…!)  As you will know if you read my Scared post, I find a lot of this stuff really quite panic inducing, but on the website and the blurb about the film, there is a promise of hope and solutions at the end, so I hope it  will be inspiring as well…

AND if that’s not enough, there will be a Q&A afterwards chaired by Emma Croft from the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, with a star-packed panel including:

What more could you want from a night out..??!

Seriously, it should be really great, and I am looking forwards to seeing the film, and taking part in the discussion afterwards.

Please do come along if you are in the area. It is at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham, at 7.30pm this Thursday the 14th March. Tickets are just £5.50, and can be booked online here.

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  • Reply Sarah Oates March 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Hi it is about a four hour drive from me 🙁 would have loved to have come, am keen to get it shown locally I am involved with Sustain in our area, any info on how to get it shown here would be great thanks 🙂 ps love the blog keep up the good work

    • Reply Jen March 12, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Hi Sarah. I will try and find out for you how to get it shown. Thanks so much for your kind words about the blog-glad you are enjoying it 🙂

  • Reply hmk71 March 12, 2013 at 6:10 am

    I’d really love to see it, but I’ve just looked and it’s about an hour and forty five minutes to Corsham from me. 🙁

    • Reply Jen March 12, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Possibly a bit far to come! You should see if you can get someone to screen it locally. Do you have a transition town group? Or does your town hall/civic centre show film screenings?

      • Reply hmk71 March 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

        No, Banbury definitely not ready for transition town groups yet 🙁

        I have been thinking since I commented and I think I could get it shown either in my little village or in the nearest big village- there’s a chap there that managed to get solar panels on the community centre- reckon he might be interested.

        • Reply Jen March 12, 2013 at 10:28 am

          Sounds great. Will try and find out for you who to contact to get a screening.

  • Reply johnbelljubble March 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I’ve just posted a link to this post on the Transition Town Berkhamsted (www.transitonberkhamsted.org.uk) web forum – suggesting that we show the film also.

    • Reply Jen March 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Great-thankyou! Although I haven’t seen it yet, I have the feeling it is going to be one of those films I think should be made compulsory viewing. The more people that see it the better 🙂

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