Two short movies: “Straws” and “Tapped”

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Friday, July 13, 2018 PST
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They’re non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually. (“Straws,” 2017, 30 min.)

Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other? From the producers of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” and “I.O.U.S.A.,” this documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the obscure world of the bottled-water industry — a mostly unregulated industry that privatizes our water and sells it back to us. From the production of plastic bottles to the ocean where so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary follows the machinations of the bottled-water industry and the communities affected. A powerful portrait of the lives damaged by the bottled-water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public’s right to water. (“Tapped,” 2009, 54 min.)

Join us for the films’ showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray cost of screening rights gladly accepted. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. The films begin at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: Straws: 30 min Tapped: 54 min

Director: Straws: Linda Booker Tapped: Jason Lindsey

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