DIRECTOR: ATSUKO QUIRK & DEBBY LEE COHEN
RUNTIME: 76 MIN
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9TH 2020
I <3 EARTH, 7:00PM
LOCATION: THE LOT
LOGLINE: Microplastic Madness is an optimistic take on the local and global plastic pollution crisis as told through a refreshing urban youth point of view with an inspiring take action message.
SYNOPSIS: Fifth graders from PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn – a community on the frontline of Climate Change – spent 2 years investigating plastic pollution. Taking on the roles of citizen scientists, community leaders, and advocates, these 10-11 year olds collect local data, lead community outreach, and use their impressive data to inform policy, testifying and rallying at City Hall. They take the deep dive into the root causes of plastic pollution, bridging the connection between plastic, climate change, and environmental justice before turning their focus back to school. There they take action to rid their cafeteria of all single-use plastic, driving forward city-wide action and a scalable, youth-led plastic-free movement.