Crap Shoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes

National Film Board (film by Jeff McKay)

Conservation, Waste, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Environmental Science 20

A hazardous mix of waste is flushed into the sewer every day. The billions of litres of water - combined with unknown quantities of chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, human waste and food - where does it all go? And what does it do to us? Filmed in Italy, India, Sweden, the United States and Canada, this bold documentary questions our fundamental attitudes to waste. Does our need to dispose of waste take precedence over public safety? What are the alternatives?

Contact Information

National Film Board of Canada
Phone: 1-800-267-7710

Subject: Science, Social
Cost: Classroom use $19.95
Duration: 53 minutes
Area: All
Curriculum: Click here to download