The Story of Plastic Film Screening & Virtual Discussion

Waterkeepers Chesapeake invites you to
a virtual screening and panel discussion on

During this unprecedented pandemic, it’s critical to ensure the voices of activists and marginalized communities are heard to stand up to big oil and businesses perpetuating the plastic crisis. Stories and film have a unique ability to bridge divides and bring us together as part of something bigger than ourselves – to connect us and create empathy during perilous times. To that end, we hope The Story of Stuff’s new film The Story of Plastic serves as a tool to foster connection, spark dialogue, and create action.

Waterkeepers Chesapeake invites you to attend a viewing and conversation:

Saturday, May 16 and Thursday, May 21 – Film Screening at your convenience

Thursday, May 21 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Post-Screening Virtual Video Conversation with Waterkeepers:

  • Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Ted Evgeniadis
  • Anacostia Riverkeeper Trey Sherard
  • James Riverkeeper Jamie Brunkow
  • Assateague Coastkeeper’s Trash Free Assateague Program Coordinator Billy Weiland

This event is FREE. Once you RSVP, we will share screening and video conferencing links as well as ways to join the global movement to ban plastics for good.

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. 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.

We thank MOM’s Organic Market for its generous sponsorship of this event.


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our work against plastic pollution.