Story of Plastic Watch Party

The Story of Plastic: Community Film Discussion

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Virtual Event via Zoom
After you watch the film, let's have a community conversation about plastic and its implications locally and globally
This Zoom conversation has concluded. But if you watched the film, Bud Werner Library would be grateful for your input on the Audience Survey. Thanks for taking 2 minutes to fill it out here.
​​Produced by the Story of Stuff Project, The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. The Story of Plastic features interviews with experts and activists on the frontlines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, and the global movement that is rising up in response. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.

​​Watch the film

Bud Werner Memorial Library has a window for a limited number of screenings of this brand new documentary, from May 3-7. This link goes live by 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 3 and expires at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. Watch The Story of Plastic starting Sunday, May 3 from our special community link here!

Run Time: 

95 minutes

About Bud's Watch Party

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share some of the newest documentaries you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online this spring, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience and maybe even put our isolated heads together for some thought-provoking brainstorming and solutions.