Microplastic Madness (Ages 8+)

Saturday, February 29 – 5:30pm

(Atsuko Quirk & Debby Lee Cohen, USA, live-action documentary, 76 min, English)

Ages 8+

Fifth-graders from PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn —  a community on the frontline of Climate Change that was severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy — spent two years investigating plastic pollution. Taking on the roles of citizen scientists, community leaders, and advocates, these 10- and 11- year-olds collect local data, lead community outreach, and use their impressive data to inform policy, testifying and rallying at City Hall. With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary and interviews of experts and renowned scientists, this youth-driven narrative conveys an urgent, take-action message to spark youth-led plastic-free action in schools everywhere.

Find out more about the film and the issues here.

** Washington State premiere! **


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