Bedford Playhouse’s Environmental Film Series continues virtually!

The Story of Plastic is an eye-opening look at the plastic pollution crisis. The link between the oil and gas industry and its role in the prevalence of plastic will astound you. The film highlights the enormous consequences created by its ubiquity.

Prior to the online event, community members are invited to stream the film online. To register for this event, go to: www.bedford2020.org/efs-registration. A Zoom link will be sent to all that register.

After watching the film, join us for a fascinating discussion with Deia Schlosberg, Director/Producer of The Story of Plastic, and Berna Tural, Founder/CEO of BeNatural.

Deia Schlosberg made national news in October, 2016, when she was arrested and charged with 45 years’ worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. Deia produced Josh Fox’s climate change film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change (Sundance/HBO). Deia also co-produced Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock (Tribeca/Netflix), and The Reluctant Radical (2018). Deia also co-directed and produced Cold Love. Her short film, Backyard, a look at the human impacts of fracking, won two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanitarian Award).

Berna Tural  is a dynamic and inspiring speaker about our oceans and topics on empowering businesses and individuals in cities to have a positive impact on nature and the future starting today.  In 2016, she fell in love with the ocean following a life changing experience while diving in the Philippines and decided to take on the most challenging project in her career yet – tackling plastic pollution. She left her career to learn about the issue and volunteered with global Ocean Conservation organizations around the world, and most recently co-authored a UN Report analyzing the impact of global voluntary commitments.

Available for streaming free for the first 150 households Here. Please click only once to ensure that all interested can partake!

After screening the film at home, join us by clicking the Zoom link at 8pm on June 8 (link will be forwarded separately).

The Environmental Film Series is a collaborative effort with Bedford 2020 and the Weeden Foundation.