Did you know that there is a one-in-four chance that the fish you eat contains plastic?
This docudrama is #5 in Cafeteria Culture's YOUTH MEDIA for TRASH FREE WATERS series - created by 8th grade students in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. These students are very concerned about the impacts of plastic marine litter on the lives of fish and how that in turn may affect our food chain in the future.
A message from the 8th grade filmmakers:
If you continue to litter, that’ll be your dinner. We got the opportunity to show how litter does not only affect the environment but it also affects our food chain. Studies show that 25 percent of our fish have plastic in them. Most of the plastic that was found in them were plastic fragments, microbeads, synthetic fabrics, etc. This can lead to liver toxicity in fish. It may not affect us much now but it’s possible that it can in the future. This is a dramatic reenactment of this story with an original script and lyrics. #endlittertosavecritters
"The Story of Aliana and Joe” - plastic in fish?" was created by 8th grade students at MS246 Walt Whitman in East Flatbush, Brooklyn (NYC Department of Education, District 17). The curriculum is part of Cafeteria Culture’s interdisciplinary environmental education, YOUTH ARTS + MEDIA for TRASH FREE WATERS School Program (2016), which has been generously funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2, Sustainable Materials Management Section, CASD. Cafeteria Culture is most appreciative of additional support via our UL Innovative Education Award (2015), The Fund for the City of New York, and private donors.
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