• Directed By: Taina Uitto
  • Canada / 81 minutes
  • Screening: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm
  • Reel Feminism
  • Tickets:

    Available at the Door

  • Location: Hollywood Theatre

FTWUWhat’s the problem with plastic?! Would it be worthwhile to try to live without it, and why? This documentary follows the lives of families in Vancouver, Canada as they attempt to live without plastic for one year. As the viewer is gently led through the problems of plastic, they are entertained by the pursuits of the plastic-free challengers…the youngest being a mere 4 years old. Witness the positive change that takes place- from some major growing pains to the final conclusions. This documentary does not preach; rather it provides multiple possible avenues of inspiration for everyone to reexamine their own disposable habits.




About the Director:

Taina Uitto photoTaina Uitto is the Director-Producer of the documentary: From the Waste Up- Life Without Plastic. What started as a year-long challenge, quickly became a life-long endeavor. Now going on her fifth year of living plastic-free, Taina has plenty of stories that will educate, inspire, and entertain both in the film and on her popular blog Plastic Manners. Taina has a Masters Degree in environmental conservation from the University of British Columbia, but has been working to save the world since a little girl. Waste and wasting is simultaneously fascinating and loathsome to Taina. As one of the few existing speakers on plastic free living worldwide, her story has been featured in Canadian and international media. From the Waste Up is her first film. Taina splits her time between a big city and a small island. Taina leads a pack of two kids and three unruly dogs.