Annie Leonard

25 October 2011 – The Total Environment Centre is screening the short film, Story of Stuff, by environmentalist Annie Leonard next Saturday, October 29.

Screening from 5pm to 7pm, the film will be shown alongside the Total Environment Centre’s short film, Waste Not, at the Taylor Square Reverse Garbage in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

The Story of Stuff generated over 13 million views in more than 200 countries when it was first put up on the Internet in December 2007. The 20-minute animation, based on the book of the same name, is claimed to be one of the most influential environmental films ever produced. It features Leonard’s accessible, rapid-fire, fact-filled stories to inject humour into some bleak projections of the planet’s future.

TEC’s Waste Not cites an army of truck drivers, scientists, environmentalists, gardeners and even a famous chef, who are all working to transform the mountains of stuff thrown away into something valuable.

Waste Not won Best Documentary Film at the St Kilda Film Festival and was Highly Commended at Flickerfest Film Festival earlier this year. It is currently screening on Qantas’ domestic and international inflight entertainment, and has been accepted into numerous film festivals around the world. The Waste Not trailer can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7SPmtYJIdw

At the end of the TEC screening, Annie Leonard will answer questions from the audience and share her thoughts on how to transition to a greener, fairer and more sustainable future. The night will include a chance to meet Leonard and other activists including Jeff Angel from the Total Environment Centre.

Drinks and DJ will follow the screening. To book a place email sophiea@tec.org.au