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Trashed

Trashed

Original Title: Trashed
Director: Candida Brady
United Kingdom | Arabic, English, French, Icelandic, Vietnamese
2012 | 97min. | Colour
Subtitles: English
Format: DCP
All Ages
Buttressed by the charismatic onscreen presence and candid commitment of Jeremy Irons, Trashed is one eco-documentary you don’t want to miss. With its exquisite cinematography and thought-provoking interviews, the film is an eye-opener for many of us who have attempted to avoid facing up to the shocking truth about what happens to our waste once it leaves our trash bins. Travelling the globe from Lebanon to Iceland, with a clear message in mind, Irons reveals the frightening scale of recklessly produced and mismanaged waste, offering up to the audience a slew of troubling scenes like a garbage-choked Indonesian river that is used as a source of drinking water by the local population, and Vietnam’s many deformed children who suffer from the effects of Agent Orange, the controversial herbicide used by the US military in the war decades ago.

The film is divided into four parts: the first three, namely Land, Air and Water, look at the dangerous impact of waste disposal on a host of ecosystems, from landfills to incineration; the final section, Solutions, ends on a hopeful note, offering ideas like efficient recycling, waste reduction and composting food scraps.

Providing clearly validated facts and easily digestible statistics, Trashed challenges our passivity vis-à-vis our daily contribution to waste, and proposes ways in which we can change our lives in order to ensure a better future for the coming generations. The film’s global perspective on pollution is a powerful reminder of the importance of shared responsibility and harmonious coexistence.

– Özge Calafato

Director,  Candida Brady

Director,  Candida Brady

Candida Brady is a British journalist and filmmaker. After travelling the world for the UK press, she founded her production company, Blenheim Films, in 1996 and has produced and directed a number of television documentaries, including a 10-year project on HIV/AIDS, and Madam and the Dying Swan (2009), which screened at the British Film Institute. Trashed is her first feature documentary

Cast and Crew

Director
Candida Brady
Cast
Jeremy Irons
Production Company
Blenheim Films, The Mill & Creativity Media
Music
Vangelis
Producer
Candida Brady, Titus Ogilvy
Screenwriter
Candida Brady
Editor
James Coward, Kate Coggins, Jamie Trevill
Cinematographer
Sean Bobbitt
Art Director
Garry Waller
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