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“Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage” with Filmmaker and Author Heather Rogers
March 30, 2006 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Author and filmmaker Heather Rogers will screen her documentary on the political history of rubbish in the United States, “Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage” and talk about her new book of the same name. Every day a phantasmagoric rush of spent, used and broken riches flows through our homes, offices, and cars. The U.S. is the planet’s number one producer of garbage, and over the past 30 years America’s garbage output has doubled. Rogers explains that, despite popular wisdom, this torrent of trash is not primarily the responsibility of the individual consumer, instead it’s the outcome of a free market system that needs waste to maintain high consumption levels. To understand the roots of today’s waste-addicted culture, Rogers examines the grisly, oddly fascinating underworld of trash.
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