On Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m., we will be hosting a special film screening of Tapped, a documentary that examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The screening of this film extends the Library’s recent environmentally-themed programs, which included films and a lecture, and also coincides with the “Let’s Retake Our Plates” nationwide film series being presented by Whole Foods.
Tristam Coffin, the Green Mission Specialist for Whole Foods Market, will introduce the film and remain after the screening for a brief presentation and question and answer session.
Tapped, Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature, is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. It asks the question: is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce?
From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car? and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.
From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities that were the unwitting chips on the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public’s right to water.
“…illuminating, well-researched and vital documentary…” – NYC Movie Guru
Funding for the film screening, speaker, and refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market, opening mid-May at 150 Ledge Road, Darien, Conn.
This event is free and open to the public.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).