- This event has passed.
Plastics are Forever: Film, Screening & Discussion
November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
“Plastics Are Forever” tells the story of conservation efforts by Kenyans to clean up their Indian Ocean coastline and recycle the plastic debris that clutters their white sand beaches. Flip flops, plastic bottles, and fishing nets entangle and kill marine animals, birds, and fish, but local clean-up crews are collecting the plastic and sorting it for re-use as sidewalks, street signs, and even beams for an experimental sailboat.
Executive Producer Andrew Tkach will lead a discussion about how environmental issues affect local communities after the 30-minute film screening. He is the Director of the Environmental Reporting Program at the Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi. He has over 25 years of experience producing documentaries and TV magazine reports and has won eight News and Documentary Emmys for his work.
This event is organized by the Kansas African Studies Center and the Center for Global & International Studies. Co-sponsored by The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, KU Environmental Studies Program, and the Department of Film & Media Studies.