The Story of Plastic – Virtual Festival Streaming – Now-4/9!

To help keep our community of learners and activists together, we suggest:  take a break from the incessant outbreak news and view a classic Green / Eco film.

Periodically – maybe each week – we will provide a ‘double-feature’ recommendation of Green / Eco films that you can stream from in the sanctuary of your home to your laptop, PC or smart TV.

All will be on a FREE streaming service (though some may require you sign-up for a 30-day free trial).

Special LIMITED TIME ‘Virtual Festival’ Viewing – with Password – only through 4/9.

The Story of Plastic

Unlike any other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story Of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it.

Winner of the Audience Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival 2020 (California Film Institute) (Active category).

Streaming on Vimeo:

Password to view (ends 4/9):        #breakfreefromplasticVFF

Directed by Deia Schlosberg, an American documentary filmmaker and producer.  Her October 2016 arrest while filming an anti-fossil fuel protest in North Dakota led to an open letter to President Barack Obama co-signed by 30 celebrities.

Week 1:

Cane Toads – The Conquest

Yes, an Eco comedy horror film!

A documentary horror-comedy film about the environmental devastation left in the wake of the giant toads’ unstoppable march across Australia.   Love those quirky Aussies. No passport required.

1 hr 25 min

Free on YouTube:


Tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.  Told 50 years later, Earthrise compels us to remember this shift and to reflect on the Earth as a shared home.

30 min

Free on Vimeo:

March of the Newts

Follow one of the forest’s funkiest creatures into a gangly gathering of amphibious affection…

Keep your volume up!

Short – 5 minutes

Free on Vimeo:

Brought to you by the Green Ministry

Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC