Transition Town Wellington is showing the award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean next Saturday 21st April – to coincide with “Earth Day” on the 22nd, and highlight recent widespread concerns about and activism to turn the tide against the over-use of plastics.
“We’re screening the film at 7pm at St Johns Primary school. It’s a free event and we’d love as many people as possible to come along,” said TTW member Anita Roy
A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers tonnes of plastic waste in what should be the empty ocean. Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
When naturalist David Attenborough describes a film like Plastic Ocean as “one of the most important films of our time”, people sit up and take notice.