Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Trashed

Thu, June 7, 2018 | Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1005 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Trashed, an award-winning environmental documentaryfollows actor Jeremy Irons as he investigates the global scale and impact of humanity's modern wasteful consumerism and pollution. The film, written and directed by Candida Brady, is a call for urgent action to resolve the issue of existing deposits and drastically reduce our consumption towards sustainable levels and zero waste, but also demonstrates how this is already being achieved successfully in many communities around the world. 

Watch the trailer.

The screening will begin at 6:30PM, to be followed by a brief community conversation to be led by Memi Cardenas, the Senior Public Information Specialist at Austin Resource Recovery of the City of Austin. Austin Resource Recovery provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping the community clean. It's goal is to reach Zero Waste by 2040, which means reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90 percent.

Refreshments will be provided. 

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.


Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute and the Austin Public Library

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