The Darien Environmental Group has partnered with Darien Nature Center, Darien Library, Darien Land Trust, Tree Conservancy, Planet New Canaan and The Depot to compile a movie series “on important issues that are impacting our lives and our environment.”  

Bag it


Wednesday, Oct. 10, from  7 to 8:30 p.m., Darien Library

Thursday, Oct. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Darien Nature Center

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes-single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Speaker introduction by Paola Sordoni, co-chair of BYODarien.


BearTrek


Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Darien Library

An epic feature documentary following bear ecologist and conservationist Chris Morgan on a global crusade to four continents to discover the wondrous world of bears. Chris uncovers the secretive nature of some of the world’s most endangered bears, meets the dedicated individuals racing to save them, and reignites his passion with every mile.


Wasted! The story of food waste


Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Darien Library

A feature-length documentary that may change how people buy, cook and eat food. Through the eyes of chefs, like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how these chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system.