Thursday, April 28, 2011

Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home

Several of us have already screened this movie and its definitely worth watching. A funny and educational look at the waste we create. Hope to see you there!


How much trash can one family generate and where does that garbage go? Come to the next First Friday Films on May 6 to find out. Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home follows the revealing journey of one family after it decides to keep every scrap of garbage for three months.

Sponsored by the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home will be screened 6:30 p.m. at American Memorial Park Visitors Center.

Writer and director Andrew Nisker takes an average urban family, the McDonalds, and asks them to keep every scrap of garbage that they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to find out where it all goes and what it's doing to the world.

From organic waste to the stuff they flush down the potty, the plastic bags they use to the water they drink out of bottles, the air pollution they create when transporting the kids around, to using lights at Christmas, the McDonalds discover that for every action there is a reaction that affects them and the entire planet.

First Friday Films is a monthly environmental film series organized by the National Park Service and the Division of Environmental Quality.

The Pacific Historic Parks (formerly the Arizona Memorial Museum Association) Bookstore, located inside the visitor’s center, will be open until 8:30 p.m. All proceeds go to community education programs.

As always, First Friday Films is free and open to the public. For planning purposes, the movie runs 1 hour and 17 minutes long; find more information about the film at Subscribe to the blog for regular updates on upcoming events.

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