Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. [W Suburbs]
Thatcher Woods Pavilion, River Forest
Three short films will be shown: Straws Linda Booker/2017/32 min. Through colorful animation and live action, Straws shows us the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers us to be part of the solution. The film features an 11-year old from Costa Rica who developed the #NoStrawChallenge that has become a world-wide movement. The Discarded Annie Costner, Adrienne Hall and Carla Dauden/2016/18 min. Filmmakers juxtapose stunning, drone-captured images of Rio de Janiero’s natural beauty with sewage and garbage that pour into its bay. The film asks, What does it mean to ignore subsets of society, to label some as worthy, and others as discarded? Verge ChingTien Chu/2017/3 min. This non-dialogue, high-quality animated short follows a young sea turtle’s ocean voyage through polluted water. Teens and young adults are encouraged to attend.