Bag It!

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. Bag It! follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world.

Directors

Suzan Beraza

Country

USA

Year

2010

Running Time

78 mins

Watch the Film

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SFGFF Film Program:


Bag_It!.jpgAmericans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away”? Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life, and human health? Bag It! follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags…

Screening: March 03, 2011 at Landmark Embarcadero. SF Premiere // Festival Opening Night.

Discussion with: Michelle Hill, producer.