Global Waste Crisis in Documentary Film TRASHEDBy: Desmarita Murni
”If you think waste is someone else’s problem, think again,” stated one of the quotes in environmental documentary ”Trashed”. The movie, soon to be screened in Indonesia, explores the global waste crisis and the environmental and human costs of mankind’s excessive generation and irresponsible disposal of waste materials.
The Erasmus Huis in cooperation with Kartika Soekarno Foundation will present the Java Premiere of the documentary on November 11th, 2013 at 5pm at the special opening of Erasmusindocs Film Festival in Jakarta.
Directed by the British film maker Candida Brady and featuring Academy Awards Winning actor Jeremy Irons, “Trashed” had its premier at 2012 Cannes Film Festival and has since been nominated for the best documentary at the Raindance Film Festival
Jeremy Irons will join event on November 11th to further discuss and underline the important message of the film. Key policy makers and government officials are expected to attend this private screening, which is by invitation only.
“Waste is a reflection of our consumption pattern. Waste is now becoming more and more problem not only in urban but also in rural areas. “Trashed” brings the audience to be aware how far a simple waste but complex to degrade like plastic bottle or plastic bag can go, impacting not only human health but also a marine ecosystem, something we often do not consider when we are buying things for ourselves,” said Dr Efransjah, CEO WWF Indonesia in a pres conference at the Erasmus Huis (11/7).
Attending the press conference Kartika Soekarno, Head of Kartika Soekarno Foundation, Wouter Plomp, Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherland and The Director of Erasmus Huis
Changing Life Style Matters
Every year worldwide human throw away 58 billions disposable cup, billions of plastic bag, 200 billions litre of palstic water bottle, and billions ton of household waste, toxic waste, and electronic waste.
“Trashed” documents waste problem in 11 cities accross the world, from Lebanon to Vietnam, from Paris to Jakarta. It is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes the audience from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.
“WWF would like as many people as can be to watch ‘Trashed’, it is alarming for us to realise the toxicity of the waste both to us and to the nature which we dependent on for the sustainability of the planet. Therefore, to spread the message around, we reached out to Earth Hour Indonesia communitiesin 31 cities accross Indonesia for screening the documentary”, added Efransjah.
WWF Living Planet Report 2012 stated that we are currently using the equivalent of 1.5 planets to meet our demand. If we keep going “business as usual’ we will be then needing the equivalent of 2 planets by 2030.
For at least in the past 5 years, WWF through its Earth Hour campaign is continously working with large number of communitiesin supporting more environmentally friendly lifestyle. This includes reducing waste through simple actions such as bring your own bottle (for drinking), bring your own bag (for shopping), energy efficiency and the use of public transport.
With the Earth Hour communities in 31 cities, WWF would like to outreach wider public, hoping we can together build up conciousness through the younger generation, to start becoming wiser when we are buying, using and replacing goods we need in everyday life.
“Trashed” will be screened for public on November 14th at the Erasmusindocs Festival Film in Erasmus Huis, Jakarta