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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

The Federal Copyright Act prohibits the public exhibition of this film without the required license, which can be obtained at videoproject.com/Straws.html
This applies to all colleges, universities, public schools, public libraries, non-profits, business, municipalities, etc., whether or not admission is charged.
Educational exemptions for face to face classroom instruction at a nonprofit educational institution may apply. For more information please email us at support@videoproject.com
 
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HOST A STRAWS SCREENING AND INSPIRE ACTION!

ORDER STRAWS for Community or Educational License and Screening Toolkit

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 straws and single use plastics for awareness and policy change.

INSPIRE your employees, students, friends and family to be part of a sea of change, one straw at a time!

• Want to do more? SUPPORT & SPONSOR STRAWS screenings in schools to reach youth across the USA. CLICK HERE to Donate to the STRAWS film IMPACT CAMPAIGN with a tax-deductible contribution.

HOST A SCREENING in your town OR SCHOOLS

COMMUNITY, BUSINESS, PUBLIC SCREENINGS - Note license requirements above. Click here to order from The Video Project 

SCHOOL & UNIVERSITY USE & EVENTS - Click here to order from The Video Project  - EDU license includes STEM/STEAM/ Next Generation Science Standards Lesson Plans for grade levels 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. A version without alcoholic beverage references is available.

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

OUTSIDE North AMERICA 

CLICK HERE FOR EDUCATIONAL or PUBLIC SCREENINGS https://vimeo.com/ondemand/strawsfilm (French, Spanish, English, Croatian, Hebrew subtitles close captioned and ONLY on Rental version)

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

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

Malay subtitles: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/strawsmalay

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

  

 

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

 

ABOUT the film - Running time 33 minutes

Sparked by research that plastic straws are now among the top-ten beach litter items collected globally, STRAWS has been lauded as one of “the 5 documentaries to make you rethink single-use plastic.”

Sequences narrated by Tim Robbins chart the history of straws from gold in Mesopotamia to our current disposable convenience consumption of billions of non-recyclable plastic straws every day. STRAWS are one of the single-use items contributing to landfills and the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic waste entering seas annually, taking decades to hundreds of years to break down to microscopic levels now pervasive in bottled and tap water, soils, and even the air we’re breathing.

Environmental researchers, marine biologists, and activists lay out how plastic pollution ends up doing irreversible harm to the ocean, marine life, and eventually human health if the problem continues to build. Sea turtles are frequent victims as they often mistake plastic for food. The researchers who discovered the straw lodged inside the nose of an endangered Costa Rican sea turtle, recount their tale over footage of their viral video.

STRAWS provides alternate, sustainable solutions such as paper, bamboo, glass, or metal straws -- and encourages the simple act of refusing a straw when at a restaurant. Empowering tales, from businesses saving money by using less single-use plastic to an 11-year old boy who enacted change in his school and community, highlight how anyone can take action to help save the world's oceans.

STRAWS is ultimately a tale about how small actions can lead to big change.

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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CLICK ON PPC LOGO FOR RESOURCES