Short Form Video: RACING TO ZERO is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary that presents new solutions to the global problem of waste. Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco, California pledged to achieve zero waste by the year 2020. The film tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new methods for managing waste.

Eddie Fleisher, author and film reviewer for the Cleveland International Film Festival said: “Now, you may wonder how exciting can a documentary on trash be? The short answer is very. The city’s passion for going green is unbelievably contagious. . . .Their mission has given them a sense of pride that’s overwhelmingly inspiring. The innovative methods and programs displayed in RACING TO ZERO provide a blueprint for change …”

In order to reach zero waste, we need to change our relationship to garbage and view the things we discard as resources, rather than waste. By simply substituting the word “resource” for the word “garbage,” a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge. As a resource, our garbage can take on another life, stay out of the landfill, and enter into a cycle that is cradle to cradle, reused and recreated over and over again.


Mill Valley Film Festival 2014

Columbus International Film + Video Festival 2014

Wild And Scenic Film Festival, Official Selection 2015

Produced by Diana Fuller at Trash24, 2014.