BagIT is an eco-documentary from REEL Thing, a film production team based in Telluride, Colorado, that specializes in bringing attention to social and environmental issues that demand a public response.
BagIT explores the pervasiveness of plastic in the modern world and how it endangers wildlife, waterways, oceans and other ecosystems, as well as human health. Tracking the misadventures of world tourist, Jeb Berrier, the documentary takes a surprisingly playful approach to this very serious problem, and has been widely praised. However, the film doesn’t stop at illustrating the negative impacts of plastic proliferation; it also offers recommendations for solutions.
The film is available for download on iTunes for $9.99 or for purchase as a DVD (including the version with Spanish subtitles) for $25 at bagitmovie.com/shop, where information about screening rights for public events can also be found. View the trailer at reelthing.us/bagit.
The Tempe Public Library (3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe 85281; 480-350-5500) will be hosting a screening on Saturday, April 20, from 1-2 p.m. in Meeting Room B as part of their Earth Day celebration. Admission is free and appropriate for all ages.