Recent reports show that five trillion plastic pieces weighing more than 250,000 tons are floating at sea, up to 80 percent of plastic in oceans comes from land-based sources and an estimated 5-13 million tons of plastic enter oceans each year.
To educate the nation about the growing plastic pollution crisis, director, producer Linda Booker created a new documentary that exposes the negative impact of the billions of plastic straws that live in our landfills and oceans.
To educate Americans about the growing plastic pollution crisis, director, producer Linda Booker created a new documentary that exposes the negative impact of the billions of plastic straws that live in our landfills and oceans.
“STRAWS,” narrated by Academy-award winning actor Tim Robbins, charts the history of straws and reveals our culture’s current obsession with single use conveniences.
Throughout the documentary, marine researchers, citizen activists and business owners discuss how it's possible to make a sea of change through use of sustainable alternatives to plastic, such as Aardvark paper straws.
“Before diving into the research for this project, I didn’t realize something as small as a plastic straw was such a significant litter and ocean pollution problem,” said Booker. “My goal for this documentary is to make people think about how small habits can add up to huge impact. Removing plastic straws is a tangible, simple change people and businesses can do that can truly help make a difference.”
“STRAWS” will make its Arkansas premiere at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Arlington Hotel and Spa in the "Screening Committee Selects" Short Program. Director Linda Booker will answer questions and steel straws and paper straws branded with the “STRAWS” logo will be distributed in honor of the film.
“STRAWS” had its North American premiere at the 2017 Sonoma International Film Festival. The film is screening this October in eight festivals in three countries. Booker’s 2014 film, “Bringing It Home,” received multiple awards, including the Jury Award at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival.
For more information about the screening or to contact director/producer Linda Booker, email email@example.com, or visit www.strawsfilm.com to learn more about the film.
Here are links with more information about paper or other alternative straws: