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Garbage! - The Revolution Starts at Home

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Garbageman Productions
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2007
Available in French: No

Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home is a feature documentary about how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time.

Concerned for the future of his new baby boy Sebastian, writer 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. Everyday life under a microscope has never been so revealing.

By the end of this trashy odyssey, you are truly inspired to revolutionize your lifestyle for the sake of future generations. In Garbage!, filmmaker Andrew Nisker, skillfully and succinctly puts all of the information in one place - shifting the movement from melting glaciers and oil slicks to our neighborhoods and into our homes, so that average people can connect the dots between their actions and the environment and be inspired to change their polluting ways.

"Well researched....You certainly learn a lot of new information about a subject you probably thought you knew everything about."
- Paul Lewis, President and GM, Discovery Channel Canada

"Nicely done...an interesting take on the growing story of how we might save this planet."
- Bob Culbert, VP - Documentaries, CTV

"Certainly an eye-opener and well made"
- Peter Samuelson, Founder and Chairman of the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation

NOTE: The dvd is fully chaptered into seven stand alone segments making it perfect for class time viewing.