Bag It

Take Action: School Plastic Waste Reduced

Mountainfilm 2010 Festival favorite Bag It showed us the perils of single-use disposable plastic. According to the NY Times, students and their parents are reducing the amount of plastic waste involved with school lunches.

Many retailers and schools are advocating waste-free options for back-to-school shoppers this year, especially when it comes to lunch. School lists call for Tupperware instead of Ziplocs, neoprene lunch bags instead of brown paper ones, and aluminum water bottles, not the throwaway plastic versions.

Filmmaker Update: Upcoming Works

By the time a film screens at Mountainfilm in Telluride, many of the filmmakers are already thinking about—if not actually making—his or her next project. With that in mind, here are some films that are fairly far along in production, many of which may screen at the festival in the near future.

Bag It and Red Gold Headed for PBS

Congrats to Reel Thing Productions and the crew behind Bag It as well as Felt Soul Media and their film Red Gold, both of which initially premiered at Mountainfilm and will be featured on PBS in the coming months. A 56-minute version of Bag It will be running on PBS on April 18. The air date for Red Gold, which will be edited into an hour-long version by FRONTLINE and re-titled "Alaska Gold," has yet to be determined, but keep an eye out for it this spring or summer. From the Telluride Daily Planet: