Microplastic Madness - Plastic Free July
Join us for a screening of a fun documentary for Plastic Free July. A documentary for all the family (best suited for ages 8 to 14+). Let's get inspired on what we can do together and individuallly to be part of the solution.
It's going to be a great session with Geelong Beach Patrol are going to attend to share whay they do at a local level to keep our beaches and waters clean from rubbish (incl. plastic). We will have craft activities on the day for kids that can't keep still:)
Microplastic Madness Film Overview - Running time: 76 minutes
Microplastic Madness is an optimistic take on the local and global plastic pollution crisis as told through a refreshing
urban youth point of view with an inspiring take action message.
Fifth graders from PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn - a community on the frontline of Climate Change - 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
With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary, and interviews of experts and renowned scientists, this
alarming, yet uplifting narrative conveys an urgent message in user-friendly terms with a take action message to
spark youth-led plastic free action in schools everywhere. The film has been accepted to 44 film festivals and
received 8 awards.
Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/361115158
WHENJuly 29, 2023 at 3:00pm - 5pm
WHEREDeakin Waterfront- Room D3.211
1 Gheringhap St
Geelong, VIC 3220
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