“The Revolution Starts at Home” – Bob Hunter
Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home is a feature documentary about how the family household contributes to environmental problems including water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution and marine pollution.
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 environmental information in one place – shifting the movement from melting glaciers and oil pollution 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.
But it doesn’t just stop with the movie. The momentum for change will continue online at http://www.garbagerevolution.com . Visitors will be encouraged to become involved in changing their own communities by sharing stories through video, pictures and blogs and by reaching out to the global community for advice and help. Alternative eco-friendly products and new methods for living green will be introduced that will show visitors how to make changes at home, where the revolution is born.