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Jul 25, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: New York, United States
Trashy Movie Night
Presented by Freegan.info and hosted by Times Up!

8 PM, Time's Up!, 49 E. Houston St, between Mott and Mulberry (R or W to Prince, B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette, 6 to Bleecker)

Our global culture of mass production, overconsumption, wasteful packaging and planned obsolescence has created a massiven environmental crisis: GARBAGE.  Landfills and incinerators leach and spew toxic chemicals into our land, air, and water, and landfill offgassing is a significant contributor to global warming.  Join Freegan.info for a series of short films exploring the politics and perils of our global garbage crisis. And learn how wastepickers in Argentina and in New York City have turned collecting recyclables for deposit and resale into a means of economic survival.

Donald Blank, creator of Tossed and Found, will introduce his film and take audience questions.

Films will include:

Tossed and Found (44 minutes)
A flim by  Donald Blank
Jorge, Tom, Joe are among many street people engaged in "street entrepreneurship" -- living off the goods discarded by others or the odds and ends available -- the modern urban scavenger. They retrieve everything from toys to scrap metal in this itinerant trade. A fascinating study of modern urban survival and individual ingenuity. Notes: Among those interviewed also include Philip [a street book vendor and 'Hubcap' Joe [who runs a thriving business built on auto hubcaps picked up on the streets and freeways around Brooklyn].

Los Cartoneros (22 minutes)
A film by Mike McLean
In Argentina there are people who live entirely off collecting cardboard from the streets to recycle it for money. This is a documentary about these people.

10 Things We Love to Hate...Garbage (30 minutes)
Produced by Beyond Productions
A look at the garbage crisis-- featuring Freegan.info!
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