TRASHED takes Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons on a journey from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope in a world full of waste, looking at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste.
The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star and scientists, politicians and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution.
Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful, an interplay of human interest and political wake-up call. But it ends on a message of hope by showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable, non-polluting approaches that provide far more employment than the current standard waste industry methods.
TRASHED won the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2012 and the Special documentary prize at 30th International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) in Paris 2013. It has been screened to over twenty international film festivals (Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Sarajevo, Raindance, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, etc.) since its world premier at Cannes and nominated for best documentary five times. Trashed has been screened in front of specially invited audiences in the UK’s Houses of Parliament, European Parliament in Brussels and New York for the Mayor’s office.
Duration: 97 minutes