Microplastic Madness

April 11, 2021
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Family Film Screening

Film Viewing Period (Online): April 3—April 11
Live Discussion & Workshop (Online): Sunday, April 11, 2 PM EDT

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In collaboration with Cafeteria Culture

Don’t miss our family film screening of award-winning documentary Microplastic Madness, a unique story following the journey of fifth grade students in Brooklyn as they learn about the effects of plastic waste and become active participants in the fight to save their environment! Through this inspiring film, families with kids of all ages can learn to take on the roles of citizen scientists, community leaders, and advocates for sustainable change. On April 11, join a special live online Q&A workshop for young audiences with directors and activists, Atsuko Quirk and Debby Lee Cohen, as they discuss the sustainability efforts in the U.S. & Japan, and how the youth from both countries can come together and enact change!

Advanced registration for this event is free, but required. Recommended for ages 6-11 years old, but all ages are welcomed to attend. Pay What You Wish options are also available to support Japan Society Education & Family Programs and Cafeteria Culture.

Registrants will receive a viewing link for this film starting April 3 with three viewing option: English, English with standard Japanese subtitles, and English with simplified Japanese subtitles (for elementary school students).

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About Cafeteria Culture
Microplastic Madness – the movie and impact campaign – is produced by Cafeteria Culture (founded in 2009 as Styrofoam Out of Schools), a non-profit environmental education organization that catalyzed the complete elimination of polystyrene (or, plastic styrofoam) trays from all New York City (NYC) public schools and nine other cities. This victory has resulted in the elimination of a half billion polystyrene trays per year from landfills, incinerators and student meals across the U.S.!

Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The Norinchukin Foundation.

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021
  • 2:00 pm