A Plastic Ocean Film Screening
Friday August 4, 8 pm
Temple of Intention
301 S. Old Stage Rd.
Once upon a time I saw a video of a plastic straw being removed from a sea turtle’s nose and I vowed to never use a plastic straw again. Did you know that an estimated 500 million plastic straws are used in the United States every day? EVERY DAY! And that is only one type of single use plastic that slips through our hands and into landfills or the ocean on a daily basis. Some claim the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by the year 2050.
My daughter will be 36 in 2050. This is not the Earth I want her to inherit.
Documentaries like this can be difficult to watch but we will never solve these problems or be inspired to change our behavior by turning a blind eye. Join us to view this powerful film and let’s discuss as a community how we want to make a difference.
About this film:
Plastic Oceans has assembled a team of the world’s top scientists and leading film makers to produce a powerful documentary in high definition. This will play a key role in sending out the message to the world.
The team is headed up by film producer Jo Ruxton who was involved in past epic programs such as Blue Planet, Pacific Abyss, and LIFE. She brings years of experience of working within the BBC Natural History Unit on wildlife documentaries to the Plastic Oceans project.
Accompanied by scientists, conservationists and engineers, the film follows the journey of two explorers as they travel to a few of the most remote parts of the world, documenting environmental issues associated with plastic pollution and its impact on the environment, ecosystems and human health.
– Ashley Hirsh