Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.

UCD Earth Institute present a special screening of the award winning film TRASHED narrated by Jeremy Irons on Tuesday 22nd April with a post screening discussion featuring special guests and academics.

We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? In the latest Blenheim Films production Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. The beauty of our planet from space forms a violent contrast to the scenes of human detritus across the globe.


UCD Science + Film Events

UCD Science Expression is Ireland's first and only dedicated science film festival; a dynamic public engagement programme invigorating conversation around science, technology, research and innovation through film and new media. If you love science, have a soft spot for scientists and relish the innovative thinking of researchers worldwide, UCD Science Expression is for you.??

 The 2014 edition of UCD Science Expression will showcase some of the most exciting filmmaking inspired by and excavating science. From classic movies seen in a very different light to world-class features and shorts premiering at UCD Science Expression. We present screenings, events and debate for enquiring minds of all ages.

This is ticketed free event. Seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis.