The Story of a Plastic Bottle

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Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Wed, Sep 12, 2018 8:00 PM

Slater Jewell-Kemker, Canada. Young Filmmaker Award: A teen's ten-year journey behind the front lines of the largely unseen Global Youth Climate Movement.

Film Info
Director:Cambria Bartlett
Coralyne Taylor
Year of Production:2018
Topic:SF Bay Area Filmmaker
Climate Action
Festival Awards
Pollution & Toxins
Youth Empowerment
Zero Waste
Running Time:4 min.


This film by Bay Area middle school students Cambria and Coralyne addressed the issue of single-use plastic consumption. The film illustrates the problems associated with plastic and gives solutions that everyone can easily incorporate in their lives. The film has won awards at the 2018 International Ocean Film Festival and 2018 California State Fair. These young women have become activists for the ocean through their studies and filmmaking, furthering awareness of plastic pollution issues. In the film, Coralyne's sister, Annalie, authored and narrated the opening poem and Cambria's brother, Elijah, debuted his acting career. All four youth are making strides to improve our world.

Expected Guests: Cambria Bartlett & Coralyne Taylor

Youth Competition Winner: Middle School

Cambria and CoralyneCambria Bartlett is a 14-year old independent learner who has lived by the Pacific Ocean her whole life and feels deeply attached to all forms of water. Cambria is a founding member of the youth organization, Heirs To Our Oceans, which empowers her to speak with adults and other youth about her passions - ending our consumption of single-use plastics and bringing awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways.

Coralyne Taylor is a 12-year old middle school student in Half Moon Bay. She has studied cetaceans deeply and loves to whale-watch from the shores of Montara, where she lives. Coralyne is a Junior Site Leader for the Pacific Beach Coalition at Montara Beach, where she and her family cleanup monthly. Her passion for a healthy ocean and a love of photography brought her and Cambria together on this film project.