About this submission
An interview with discarded objects, this Public Service Announcement addresses the global urgency of climate change with a specific focus on Planned Obsolescence. A lot of my life has been dedicated to raising awareness of environmental issues, educating future generations, and taking action, small and large, to create change. I am the block captain for my street in South Philly, my husband and I pick up trash every weekend on our block, I am a member of The Mural Arts Program: Trash Academy group and I used to be the lead teaching artist for the A20 (Arts and Artists Outdoors Program) and Students for Environmental Action. This short film is inspired by The Brave Little Toaster, Creature Comforts, and Wallace and Gromit.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
I am a writer, artist, and educator from Philadelphia. I am an art teacher in the Philadelphia public school system, and I have worked for The Mural Arts Program, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Wagner Free Institute of Science, WHYY, etc. My work explores a variety of topics: family dynamics, the human condition, nostalgia, connection to nature, and responsibility to the planet to ensure generations to come while restoring connections in fractured communities. I believe that art, in any of its forms, is a powerful tool that can generate change on a personal, local and global level. more...