The Last Straw
4 minutes, USA, 2017
Our oceans are in trouble. Plastic pollution is greater than ever and Earthlings are slow to change their ways. A recent report suggesting there may be more plastic than fish in our oceans by the year 2050 has generated much discussion among the scientific community; Is this truly possible? Can we project to 2050? In this animation, we follow one brave extra-terrestrial in his crusade to save Earth. By using this shock narrative, he takes us on a journey through time; from the past, to the present and to a possible 2050 to illustrate what the world's oceans might look like if behavior remains unchanged. For the alien, this is 'The Last Straw'. Will he succeed in encouraging Earthlings to change their ways?
Director(s): Ramsey Perry-Stonebreaker, Ethan C. Owens, Wesley Phillips, Alida Perry-Stonebreaker, Abby Henderson, Cedar Bontrager, Lilliana Machina Roccaforte, Wyatt Giovale, Griffin Bontrager, Neela McCrosky, Liesa McCrosky, Andrew Miller
Producer(s): Paul Perreault, Maria Campbell, Martine Stonebreaker, John Borhamn