Plastic Pollution Virtual Film Series—Spring 2020
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Microplastic Madness is the story of 56 fifth graders from P.S. 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, living on the frontline of the climate crisis, whose actions on plastic pollution morph into extraordinary leadership and scalable victories. With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary, and interviews of experts and renowned scientists who are engaged in the most cutting edge research on the harmful effects of microplastics, this alarming, yet charming narrative, conveys an urgent message in user-friendly terms. These eleven-year-olds dive deep into the root causes of plastic pollution. Taking on the roles of citizen scientists and community advocates, they collect local data, lead community outreach, and use their own local data to inform policy by testifying and rallying at City Hall. Then they turned their focus back to school, taking action in their cafeteria to eliminate all single-use plastic! Created to inspire kids, teachers and policy makers alike, this is the spark needed to grow a youth-led Plastic Free Future movement in schools across NYC and beyond!
Suitable for all ages and a great choice for families and people who care about environmental education, 1 hour and 16 minutes long.
How To Watch: Join us on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM for a virtual screening followed by a Zoom Q&A co-hosted by the movie’s co-directors, Atsuko Quirk and Debby Lee Cohen of Cafeteria Culture and our president, Judith Enck.
Please note that this is a simultaneous virtual viewing and you RSVP here to participate.
For more information, please visit the Beyond Plastics Website.