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NAmed ONE OF the "5 DOCUMENTARIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU RETHINK SINGLE-USE PLASTICS" 

- ONE GREEN PLANET

©2017 By the Brook Productions, LLC

REVIEWS

Director Booker keeps the tone light, avoiding too much trash talk... - Library Journal

The message of plastic straw damage is stressed...Emphasizes the need to curtail the habit of using this non-essential plastic utensil by educating the public and purveyors of its danger.

- NSTA Recommends

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A fantastic dive into the  absurdity of plastic straws. With an opening sequence narrated by PPC supporter and actor Tim Robbins and interviews with PPC allies Wallace J Nichols and Jackie Nunez the film is both an educational resource and a call to action.

- Dianna Cohen
  Co-founder and CEO
  Plastic Pollution Coalition

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I highly recommend STRAWS as an educational and entertaining film about plastic pollution. It's brisk and engaging storytelling uses humor, fairness, and heart to inspire plastic use changes we all can do...especially no plastic straws!” 

- Ed Begley Jr
  Actor and Environmentalist

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Evidence was clearly and fairly presented, and spoke for itself...Many [students] went home and told their parents and siblings to stop using plastic disposable straws immediately!

- Hillary Kasbarian
  Teacher
  Ursuline Academy of Dallas

 
 
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HOST A STRAWS SCREENING TO INSPIRE ACTION!

Book a screening of STRAWS (32 minutes) in your community, business, school or college to:

START A CONVERSATION about single use plastics. Raise visibility and money for your organization.

EDUCATE STUDENTS about the problems with non-recyclable plastic straws and their contribution to plastic pollution in oceans harming marine life. An educational version is available for K-12. Great for college age too.

SUPPORT A CAMPAIGN about reducing plastic straw use and enacting policy change.

INSPIRE your friends, family, co-workers and community to get involved and make a difference!

• Want to do more? SUPPORT STRAWS in schools to help us reach our goal of 250K kids seeing the film. CLICK HERE to Donate to the STRAWS film IMPACT CAMPAIGN

ORDER STRAWS DVD & ORGANIZE A SCREENING

ORDER THE FILM with Public Performance License and Screening Toolkit

COMMUNITY SCREENINGS - Click here to order from The Video Project 

SCHOOL & UNIVERSITY SCREENINGS - Click here to order from The Video Project 

Questions? EMAIL THE VIDEO PROJECT:
General - support@videoproject.com
Orders - orders@videoproject.com
PH: 1-800-4-PLANET (1-800-475-2638)
PH: 1-415-981-9710
Broadcast, Corporate Inquiries: Michael Keuhnert: michael(at)videoproject.com

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS  

FOR COMMUNITY, BUSINESS & SCHOOL SCREENINGS outside North America: 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER (close captioned French, Spanish subtitles on Rental version ONLY)

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/strawsfilm

Greek Subtitles          https://vimeo.com/ondemand/strawsgreek

Italian Subtitles  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/strawsitalian

International Use Inquiries contact: strawsfilm(at)gmail.com

  

 

ABOUT the film

With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (30 minutes)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 every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They're non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.

Director Linda Booker interviews Jackie Nunez, founder of The Last Plastic Straw, restaurant owners with "Straws by Request Only" policies, renown marine biologist and author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, researcher Dr. Jenna Jambeck and Drifters Project artist Pam Longobardi. In Costa Rica we meet Turtle researchers Nathan Robinson and Christine Figgener, PhD student, Texas A&M University, who rescued and filmed the removal of a plastic straw in a sea turtle's nose that went viral in 2015. That story inspired middle school age student Max Machum to start #NoStrawChallenge #SinPajillaPorFavor and join a movement around the world that's making a sea of change, one plastic straw at a time. CLICK HERE for more CREDITS

RESOURCES:

MANY RESOURCES for HOW TO TAKE ACTION in COMMUNITIES and CLASSROOMS can be found on THE PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION website and THE LAST PLASTIC STRAW where you'll find helpful no plastic straw campaign information cards, pledges and more. 

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