Microplastic Madness

Microplastic Madness - Brooklyn kids take on plastic pollution is an inspirational and optimistic take on the local and global plastic pollution crisis as told through a refreshing urban youth point of view with a powerful take action message.
Featured CBF Artists

Microplastic Madness – Brooklyn kids take on plastic pollution is an inspirational and optimistic take on the local and global plastic pollution crisis as told through a refreshing urban youth point of view with a powerful take action message.

Fifth graders from PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn – a community on the front-line of Climate Change that was severely impacted by Super-storm Sandy- spent 2 years investigating plastic pollution. Taking on the roles of citizen scientists, community leaders, and advocates, these 10-11 year olds collect local data, lead community outreach, and use their impressive data to inform policy, testifying and rallying at City Hall. They take the deep dive into the root causes of plastic pollution, bridging the connection between plastic, climate change, and environmental justice before turning their focus back to school. There they take action to rid their cafeteria of all single-use plastic, driving forward city-wide action and a scalable, youth-led plastic-free movement.

With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary, and interviews of experts and renowned scientists who are engaged in the most cutting edge research on the harmful effects of micro-plastics, this alarming, yet charming narrative, conveys an urgent message in user-friendly terms with a take action message to spark youth-led plastic free action in schools everywhere.

Distributed By: 

Director(s): Atsuko Quirk & Debby Lee Cohen

Producer(s):

Writer(s):

Editor(s):

Cast:

Music and/or Songs:

Language: English

Related Films

Feels Good Man

Artist Matt Furie, creator of the controversial comic character Pepe the Frog, begins an uphill battle to reclaim his iconic cartoon image from those who turned it into a symbol of hate.

Read More »

Borneo’s Vanishing Tribes

In the forests of Borneo, a native community struggles to protect its ancestral homeland from industries poised to destroy one of the Earth’s oldest and most biodiverse rainforests.

Read More »

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

The documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA) weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S.

Read More »
Share This Page:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on reddit

JOIN OUR PATREON Become a Connect Insider!

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Let's Connect!