06 Dec The Documentary A Plastic Ocean: Get the Movie Summary and Link
Did you know there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050 if we continue this path of one-use plastic consumption! Have you ever seen a sea bird or fish with a belly full of plastic? It’s rather confronting and saddening at the same time.
You can see this and many more astonishing discoveries in the film A Plastic Ocean which was screened by the Coral Triangle Center (CTC) on Thursday 16th November at CTC’s new Center for Marine Conservation.
The Center for Marine Conservation aims to engage, connect and empower people into saving the breathtaking beauty of the Coral Triangle as one of the most important sources of life by offering various services. One of our community outreach services is hosting free movie nights about marine conservation! Located in Sanur, Bali, we often host outdoor movie nights with a huge screen, a large red carpet, chairs and bean bags. On this evening, we hosted the movie night indoors in one of our training rooms because of wet weather forecasts. Food and drinks were available for purchase to make the event enjoyable for the whole family with all proceeds going back into marine conservation activities.
The making of the film A Plastic Ocean started when producer Jo Ruxton joined an expedition to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre to ascertain its impact. When the expedition discovered free-floating microplastics instead of an anticipated solid mass that could be contained, Jo knew she had to begin the film that would become A Plastic Ocean. This documentary documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us! So in effect, you could be eating plastic!
If you would like to learn more about the movie please visit https://www.plasticoceans.org/
If you missed the evening, don’t worry, you can buy or rent it here on itunes.
[photo credit: A Plastic Ocean]