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Straws-A Documentary for a Sea of Change Film Screening

August 3, 2017: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Bridgeworks, 80 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, NY 11561 map

STRAWS had its WORLD Film Festival Premiere APRIL 2017 at the Sonoma International Film Festival. Click here to see upcoming events.

STRAWS is a powerful documentary film about straws and other plastic pollution in oceans. The film entertains and inspires action. It illustrates how individuals, groups and business owners around the globe are reducing plastic straw use through education, outreach, policy development and utilization of non-plastic alternatives. With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (30 minutes) is funny and accessible. The film provides an excellent hook for starting conversations about plastic pollution in oceans. It leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.

It’s estimated that each day in the U.S., humans use over 500,000,000 straws. Ocean Conservancy’s 2014 list ranked plastic straws as the number five most popular found item behind bottle caps, wrappers, and cigarette butts on beaches. Plastic straws aren’t recycled, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.

Watch the trailer:

STRAWS documentary film official trailer from By the Brook Productions on Vimeo.

Director Linda Booker interviews Jackie Nunez, founder of The Last Plastic Straw, restaurant owners with “Straws by Request Only” policies, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols – renown marine biologist and author, researcher Dr. Jenna Jambeck and Drifters Project artist Pam Longobardi and turtle researchers Nathan Robinson of the Leatherback Trust and Christine Figgener, PhD student, Texas A&M University, who rescued and filmed the viral video of a plastic straw in a sea turtle’s nose. That story inspired 11-year old Max Machum to start #NoStrawChallenge #SinPajillaPorFavorin Costa Rica. Jackie, Max and others around the world are now leading the movement for a sea of change, one plastic straw at a time.

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