Film Screening: “Garbage: The Revolution Starts At Home”

August 18, 2008 at 7:57 am

A documentary film screening on the hard-truth facts about of the global impact of one family’s waste.

How much garbage does an average family generate in three months?
What is the effect on the environment?
Find out the first weekend in September at a screening of “Garbage: the Revolution Starts at Home.”

Geneva Green Market, NFP and Geneva Film Festival will present the film at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at River Park in Geneva. Admission is free.

“Garbage,” a film by Andrew Nisker details the global impact of local waste. Concerned for the future of his new baby boy, Sebastian, 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 plastic bags and water bottles to the waste they create carting their kids around town, the McDonalds discover that for every action there is a reaction that affects them and the entire planet.

The park is located at 75 North River Lane, in Geneva, IL just north of Riverside Receptions. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, flashlights and chairs.

Locally made root beer floats, apple cobbler, or 3 large cookies will be available for purchase for $5 at the screening. Pre-dessert tickets will be sold at Geneva Green Market (5 desserts for $20) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. All proceeds will benefit the Geneva Green Market, NFP. For more information, visit