STATE COLLEGE: Film Series 1 — Divide in Concord

The Love Your Planet Spring 2018 film series is presented through a joint effort of PA IPL member congregation Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County’s Green Sanctuary Committee, and frequent partners Foxdale Village Green Committee, and the PennState Sustainability Institute, and the Penn State University Libraries.

The films are free, open to the public, and are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of Jean Hill, a local resident, who has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic water bottles. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean courageously leads the controversial crusade.

March 21 BAG IT
Plastic infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who 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 that exposes how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it.

The Midway Atoll has become ground zero of the syphoning of plastics from three distant continents. Filmmaker Angela Sun sets out on a journey to uncover this mysterious phenomenon, meeting scientists, researchers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have imagined.