On January 23, Fourth Friday/Films of Vision and Hope hosted the official West Coast premiere of Worse than Poop, a wonderful animated short video about CO2 pollution and climate change. Filmmaker Vanessa Warheit and the learned and loquacious Professor Elliot described the making of the film and fielded questions from the audience. The Professor was forthcoming on all topics related to the film, electric vehicles, and climate change, though he did sidestep the question of his possible secret life as a superhero. For more information about the video, go to worsethanpoop.com.
A second short film “London: the Price of Traffic,” got everyone thinking about green transportation solutions, and a spirited conversation followed with observations ranging from the need for more charging stations to the problem of helmet hair when you’re commuting to work by bicycle.
All in all, a much better-than-poop evening.