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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 and is now screening worldwide! Click here to see upcoming events.

"I highly recommend STRAWS as an educational and entertaining film about plastic pollution. Its brisk and engaging storytelling uses humor, fairness and heart to inspire plastic use changes we all can do…especially no plastic straws!" - Actor and Environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. 

With colorful straw history animation and segments 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 that each day in the U.S., over 500,000,000 straws are used once and tossed. Ocean Conservancy ranks plastic straws as the number five most popular found item on beaches and the vast majority of them 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, 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. 

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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.