Winner of Earth Grand Prix-Special Award at 2012 Tokyo International Film Festival
Trashed (directed by Candida Brady) is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America: the garbage business. On average, Americans throw out an average of 4.5 pounds of garbage every single day. But where exactly does all this garbage end up? People put out their garbage on trash collection day and somehow it magically disappears. But where does it go, really? Narrator Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. The film analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of “taking out the garbage” while showcasing the individuals, activists, corporate and advocacy groups working to affect change and reform the current model. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes us from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.
Released in 2012
Running time: 98 minutes
8:00 pm on Sat., Nov. 7th at Friday Harbor House
4:50 pm on Sun., Nov. 8th at SJCT’s Gubelman Theater