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 Sebastain, writer and 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 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.
Reviews & Awards"Highly recommended. Effectively interweaving humor and human interest stories, Garbage! will inspire viewers to be mindful of the far-ranging environmental impact of the waste they create."
"Highly recommended for all audiences. It provides a real-life situation that anyone can relate to, as well as a chance to make a difference."
- Educational Media Reviews Online
"Insightful, energetic and eye opening, Garbage! is 75 minutes of trash-filled adventure everyone can
enjoy. This documentary would be an excellent tool to jumpstart a school's recycling program."
- Green Teacher Magazine
"An eye-opening contribution to the consumption debate."
Broadcast on Sundance Channel
-HotDocs Toronto International Documentary Film Festival
-Cinemambiente Italian Enviro Film Festival
-UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)
-DOCSDF Intl Doc Film Festival of Mexico
-Mexico Pepena Film Festival
-Guangzhou GZ Doc - Chinese Film Festival
-EcoKnights Eco Film Fest in Malaysia
-New Kingston Film Festival
-Gimli Film Festival