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Husson University Presents Screening of Film Addicted to Plastic

Date of Release: March 6, 2012

Husson University's School of Science and Humanities is proud to present Addicted to Plastic, a thought provoking documentary film following Ian Conacher's sometimes nightmarish three-year descent into the world of plastic. The movie will be presented on March 15th at 7:00pm at the Gracie Theatre. A short presentation will precede the screening. The filming was originally scheduled in January, but was rescheduled to March due to a snowstorm. The event is free and open to the public.

Winner of the Golden Sun award at the FICMA 2009 International Environmental Film Festival, Addicted to Plastic has been shown in film festivals around the world from Vancouver to Paris to Cape Town, and at Universities that include Yale and Princeton.

Conacher's far-flung expedition across five continents and out into the middle of the Pacific Ocean traces the story of the rise of plastic, how this incredibly versatile material went from miracle invention to the stuff of our toxic legacy. Addicted to Plastic, at times both horrific and humorous, offers a vivid description of the dangers of plastic pollution, but also details the possibility of a future without plastic, introducing cutting-edge ecological solutions in recycling and biodegradability.

Addicted to Plastic is presented by Nico Jenkins of the Humanities Division of the School of Science and Humanities, student Sherry Molcan, and former Husson Associate Professor Jeannie Hamrin. Prior to the screening, Hamrin and Molcan will provide a presentation regarding their experiences on a class trip to Bermuda that relates to the film.

For more information regarding this release, please call Amanda Kitchen at 207-649-4647 or kitchena@husson.edu.

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