'Bag It is a great example of a film that not only entertains an audience, but changes hearts and minds.'
-Emily Verellen, Fledgling Fund Programs Director
'Gripping, funny, intelligent and sure to change your life.'
-Louie Psihoyos, Director of The Cove
Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frighten¬ing ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. While Bag It is a film that deals with a serious subject, the film's tone and mood is kept light to keep audi¬ences engaged and entertained. Bag It will appeal to a wide audience, not just environmentalists. While many environmental films leave viewers disheartened and feeling helpless, Bag It will leave viewers feeling empow¬ered, informed, and excited to create change starting today!
Since May 2010, more than 700 community organizations, schools, libraries, and educational programs have integrated Bag It into their programming, bringing the film to what we estimate is now tens of thou¬sands of people nationwide. Bag It continues to be available for schools and community organizations to host their own screenings through our educational distributor New Day Films. In conjunction with these screenings we have also created the Bag It Town Program, which encourages groups to take their actions and involvement to the next level by working towards legislative change. For more, visit the film website.
"Bag It" is part of the 2012-2012 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
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