ScreeningOct 19 2013 - 7:00 PM
at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Directed by: Candida Brady | 97 minutes | UK | PG | Documentary | 2012 | Canadian Premiere
Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons pulls up his wellies to cross littered beaches in Lebanon, inspect prison compost heaps in Yorkshire and investigate a state-of-the-art recycling plant in San Francisco on his voyage of discovery about the garbage we create, every hour of every day, across the planet.
Journeying from Iceland to Indonesia, Irons speaks to scientists, politicians and ordinary citizens whose health and livelihoods have been affected by pollution. From individuals who have changed their lives to produce almost no waste, to an increase in anti-waste legislation, to an entire city that has gone waste-free, he discovers that change is not only essential, but happening.
With an original score by Vangelis (Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire), this eye-opening film is a telling labour of love both for director Candida Brady and for Irons himself. After having premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, we are pleased to screen the Canadian premiere of Trashed in this Special Presentation.
Audience Award, Movies That Matter, Maui Film Festival