Microplastic Madness (Ages 8+) Environmental Feature Film
Saturday, February 29 - 5:30pm
(Atsuko Quirk & Debby Lee Cohen, USA, live-action documentary, 76 min, English)
Fifth-graders from PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn a community on the frontline of Climate Change that was severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy spent two years investigating plastic pollution. Taking on the roles of citizen scientists, community leaders, and advocates, these 10- and 11- year-olds collect local data, lead community outreach, and use their impressive data to inform policy, testifying and rallying at City Hall. With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary and interviews of experts and renowned scientists, this youth-driven narrative conveys an urgent, take-action message to spark youth-led plastic-free action in schools everywhere.
** Washington State premiere! **
This program is a part of Northwest Film Forum's 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020: childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org
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Northwest Film Forum's mission is to incite public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. A comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops (including summer camps and year-round programs for young people) and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. Artist services include access to space, gear, fiscal sponsorship, and an edit lab. Northwest Film Forum is a member-based organization. nwfilmforum.org
ABOUT CHILDRENS FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE
The 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle is a cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the best and brightest in international films for children, including animation, feature length films, short films, and hands-on workshops. Since 2005, Childrens Film Festival Seattle has grown to become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children ages 3-16. Each year, Northwest Film Forum selects childrens films from dozens of countries, reaching more than 10,000 people during festival screenings and field trips in Seattle, and a subsequent festival tour of up to 25 U.S. venues.
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