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a documentary for a sea of change

one plastic straw at a timE

©2017 By the Brook Productions, LLC

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.

Director Linda Booker interviews Jackie Nunez, founder of The Last Plastic Strawrestaurant 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 #SinPajillaPorFavor in 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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SAY GOODBYE TO A PLASTIC STRAW!

TWO WAYS YOU CAN HELP MAKE A SEA OF CHANGE, ONE PLASTIC STRAW AT A TIME

TAKE ACTION

The Last Plastic Straw initiative featured in STRAWS seeks to activate citizens through a grassroots campaign to encourage individuals to push for change in restaurant protocol and practices in their local communities around the world. Many other groups are now starting their own campaigns around the world.

Learn how you can make can take personal action, take a pledge, create a campaign and more with the Plastic Pollution Coalition

Visit www.thelastplasticstraw.org and www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org

HOST A SCREENING

STRAWS is currently screening at film festivals and special events worldwide and NOW available to educate and inspire your community, colleagues, school and friends. STRAWS is distributed with The Video Project. To order the STRAWS DVD for educational and community screenings in North America go to http://www.videoproject.com/Straws.html

For international screenings outside the USA, Canada & Mexico: Rental & purchase available on VIMEO ON DEMAND for streaming and download for public events and educational use.