CFI EDUCATION PRESENTS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN FOR CHANGE
VIRTUAL SCREENING + LIVESTREAM Q&A
MAY 22-26 • VIEW THE FILM FOR FREE
MAY 26, 6:30 • JOIN THE LIVESTREAM Q&A with director Deia Schlosberg and Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque
Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, The Story of Plastic brings into focus an alarming, manmade crisis. Striking footage illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash; rivers and seas clogged with waste; and skies choked with the poisonous runoff from plastic production and recycling processes with no end in sight. Original animations and archival material from the 1950s and ‘60s augment the far-ranging insights of contemporary activists, scientists, and farmers in this timely documentary. The Story of Plastic forcefully identifies a pressing global challenge first identified around 15 years ago—one that threatens the life expectancy of animals, humans, and Earth itself. Director: Deia Schlosberg. (US 2019) 89 min
Join us for this free screening and livestream Q&A with director Deia Schlosberg, Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque and some local youth environmental activists.
CFI Education and Children for Change have developed curriculum resources to accompany The Story of Plastic. This interactive slideshow and lesson plan are designed to be used together, and are appropriate for students of all ages. Start with the lesson plan, which will walk you through the slides—it includes links to videos, games, facts, and a variety of ideas for action and advocacy following the themes highlighted in the film.