The World is Your Ashtray

Short documentary about cleaning up cigarette butts on a street in the Ximen district of Taipei. Watch the trailer!

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About the film – The idea for this film started on my ten-minute walk to work each morning. The number of smokers and how often I saw someone carelessly throw a cigarette butt into a storm drain was astounding to me. The biggest obstacle to environmental change seems to be that when given a choice between minor convenience and long term interests, humans choose convenience. There needs to be a shift in attitude: That act of convenience, which we feel only has a minor impact, is probably also being committed by a million other people each day. The choices we make add up.

Official Selection at the 8th Annual Sun Child Environmental Film Festival in Armenia


Written by Nick Vaky

Currently living in Taipei, Taiwan making movies.