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The Story of Plastics – Feature film screening at EarthxFilm
Moderator: Elena Ashburn
Deia Schlosberg made national news in October, 2016, when she was arrested and charged with 45 years’ worth of felonies for filming the #ShutItDown pipeline protest in North Dakota. The Story of Plastic, the Story of Stuff’s first feature film, is her current directorial project. Deia’s other film works include producing Josh Fox’s climate change film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change (Sundance/HBO), co-producing Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock (Tribeca/Netflix), and The Reluctant Radical (2018), Lindsey Grayzel’s portrait of one climate activist and his personal struggle with avoiding global catastrophe, and co-directed and produced Cold Love, a look at the 25-plus-year career of explorer Lonnie Dupre’s journeys to the world’s coldest places and the climate change impacts. At Montana State University in Bozeman, she directed and produced Backyard, which looks at the human cost of fracking winning two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanitarian Award) and screened at film festivals around world.
Elena Ashburn is a 10th grader from Southern Florida. She loves writing, civics, and sharing stories that need to be told.