Is Life Disposable? Film Screening by Toxics Link

Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series

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‘Disposable’ is an attempt to identify and acknowledge the journey waste and the people who spend their lives in our waste. Disposable traces the many ways in which our madness of consumption and disposal has added to piles of trash in overflowing Landfills, and the unsung heroes who process our waste and recycle it relentlessly, everyday. The Film is an attempt to put a name, a face and an identity to thousands of people who are the true Eco- Warriors whilst the rest of us only Research and Learn.

Disposable is the story of our Lifestyles and Goods that are inevitably disposable, and the disposable people who are indeed inseparable and indispensable to our Waste Management Systems. The Film raises pertinent questions of the denial of Right to Survival and denial of Dignity that thousands of Rag pickers are subjected to-the denial of and in access to means of Education, Health and Welfare that is now deep-seated to rag picking communities.

Disposable is our quest to Learn where our Consumption Mania leads, what becomes of things we throw away and the men, women and children whose lives are spent amidst this waste.

Toxics Link invites you for a screening of the film on 11th May 2009 at India International Centre.

Screening: Disposable; Duration – 26 minutes, Directed by Vimlendu Jha; Year: 2008

Screening followed by a experience sharing session with the director of the film and friends from Swechha.

Panelist:  Dr. Savyasaachi, Jamia Millia University, Malgorzata Skiba, Sudhamahi Regunathan, ex – Vice-Chancellor of Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Rajasthan

Date : 11th May 2009, Monday
Time : 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 1, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (In collaboration with India International Centre)

For further information, please contact:
Pragya Majumder –
Bindu Milton –
T: 24320711, 24328006

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

One thought on “Is Life Disposable? Film Screening by Toxics Link

  1. If there is one community that i feel very strongly for is the rag pickers…………….

    Am so glad something is going to be done for them.What they desperately need is medical attention.

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