Hosting a Screening

It’s great that you are interested in the documentary!

On Earth Day 2019, Closing the Loop was released for free open-access viewing on Youtube, with subtitles (close-captions) available in 11 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Persian, Dutch, Italian and Korean:

Free access is also available via Amazon Prime (US and UK only).

  • Should you wish to organise a free screening, you can purchase and download the film from Vimeo (Worldwide).
  • No further permission is needed, but as a courtesy, we would love to hear from you and the details of the event you are planning.
  • If you wish to screen offline and show sub-titles you can also download the close-caption (.srt) file/s (see below) and add them to your media player.

Screening Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Are subtitles (closed captions) available in other languages? 

Yes. If you stream the film (Vimeo/Amazon/Youtube), there is the option of close captions (subtitles) in 11 languages. You can also download the close-caption fils (.srt) below and integrated them into your media player:

Closing the Loop English

Closing the Loop Chinese

Closing the Loop Dutch

Closing the Loop French

Closing the Loop German

Closing the Loop Italian

Closing the Loop Persian

Closing the Loop Portuguese

Closing the Loop Russian

Closing the Loop Spanish

See for example how to integrate these files into VLC:

Do you have sample discussion questions that we can use with the audience following the film?

Here are a few sample discussion questions:

  • How do we reconcile making CE inclusive for developing countries and low income consumers vs adopting global best practice which may be more expensive?
  • How does CE help or hinder with plastics pollution (including micro plastics)? e.g. the Dutch Awearness circular suit is more durable & has a lower multi-life footprint, but eventually plastic accumulates in the environment.
  • Is circular always more sustainable?
  • Do we see the rise of CE greenwashing?
  • Will the new EU Circular Economy Package and Environmental Footprint methodology help address these issues?
  • What aspect of the film was most inspiring to you?
  • What is one action you can take to begin moving to a circular economy?

The CEC Global Screening of Closing the Loop (4-10 March 2019)

The Circular Economy Club, an international circular economy network, is a communications partner of Closing the Loop. The CEC hosted a global screening week on 4-10 March 2019, resulting in events in 80 cities, 33 countries and 3,400 participants.


Cautionary note about REDISA: One of the cases featured in the film was, after our filming was completed, investigated by the South African government for poor governance and financial irregularities by a number of its directors and thereafter placed into liquidation. For further information and advice on how this may affect your screening, see our Explanatory Note here